March 10th Severe Weather Disaster Information
Springville is an unincorporated community which relies on County, State, and Federal resources to guide us during disasters.
We provide these informational references here to make it easier to navigate these difficult times. Please email us any information you believe should be listed here. We do our best to provide as much as we can.
The Best Place For Information: https://tularecounty.ca.gov/recovers/
Road & Bridge Closures (Regularly Updated): https://tularecounty.ca.gov/rma/public-works/roads/road-bridge-information-and-closures/
Sequoia Forest Orders
The Sequoia National Forest has no closure orders other than the on-going Big Blue Mill Site and Kern Floodplain Site closures, and also Lower Kern River Camping Restrictions as well as Jennie Lakes Wilderness Camping Restriction orders.
Highways and roads may be blocked off around Ponderosa and other areas while repairs are ongoing.
Highway 190 1 mile east of Springville is CLOSED all the way up to Quaker Meadow. To get up to the forests you will need to travel through more southern gateways such as California Hot Springs. You cannot get up through the tribal lands.
Balch Park is NOT OPEN. There is a road closure on Balch Park to Bear Creek going up to Blue Ridge.
Success Lake / Schafer Dam Status
Success Lake's emergency spillway has handled the bursts of flooding well and as intended. The Army Corp and water board are continuing to monitor water flows, adjusting accordingly to the melting snow pack.
Visual Graphed Water Level: http://lakesucess.lakesonline.com/Level/
Property Damage & Financial Aid
If you have been impacted by the disaster, property or economically, you may qualify for FEMA or SBA assistance. You can apply for Disaster Assitance directly through the FEMA portal at DisasterAssistance.gov
If you are a business seeking aid, visit www.sba.gov/disaster
The county maintains a sub-site for recovery information.
What to do if your home has been impacted by floods: https://tularecountyeh.org/eh/public-information/flood-guidance/?fbclid=IwAR1-Vlzv8ZOdMamdeYxRtZdCwb9Gixaje_hveSvibnY4bwP1AqDTjI1dIDo
Tulare County Emergency Resources Site: https://tularecounty.ca.gov/emergencies/
Tulare County Office of Emergency Services: https://oes.tularecounty.ca.gov/oes/
Tulare County Disaster Preparedness Guide (2011): https://oes.tularecounty.ca.gov/sites/oes/assets/File/Tulare%20County%20Disaster%20Preparedness%20Guide%20(2011)%20-%20English.pdf
Connect with the Tulare Workforce Investment Board for guidance with supporting employees, or if you are an individual suffering from work-time loss as a result of the disaster. 1.888.563.2373
The IRS & State Franchise Tax Board has extended the filing deadline for individuals and businesses that are located in disaster declared areas. The filing deadline is now due on October 16th, 2023. Please refer to the IRS and FTB website for more accurate information.
Government & FEMA Declarations
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Chamber Business Members are asked to reach out to the Chamber for business relief.