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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Warming Center Open in Cobb

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COBB COMMUNITY CENTER (LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE) OPENS TEMPORARILY AS WARMING CENTER

An urgent and important message from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services.

Lake County, CA (February 6, 2024) – The Cobb Community Center (Little Red Schoolhouse), with support from Mountain Lions Club volunteers, is now open as a warming center due to the ongoing power outage and winter storm damages.

Located at 15780 Bottle Rock Rd, Cobb, CA 95426, volunteers will staff this Center from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily until further notice. The public is welcome to come in, charge devices, warm up and access other services. 

Lake County Behavioral Health Mobile Unit will be onsite until 4:00 pm today (Tuesday) and from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 7th. The Unit will offer emotional support and varied cold weather items. Questions can be directed to Carrie Manning at (707) 274-9101.

On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, showers will be available between 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM, provided by Adventist Health’s mobile shower unit. 

Background 

Sheriff Howe declared a local emergency on February 5, 2024, due to impacts from the winter storms, including excessive rainfall, high winds, and snow, resulting in downed trees and power lines, flooding, and other serious damage across the County. 

Fire, Public Works and utility crews continue clearing roads, assessing and prioritizing repairs and restoring or maintaining utilities. Lake County residents are urged to refrain from unnecessary travel. Treat all downed lines as live and report emergencies. Check in on neighbors or family, especially those without power or who may not have access the internet and/or phone. 

Sheriff’s OES continues to monitor the weather and coordinate with responders across the county. Your help with the steps above will help everyone stay safe and allow fire, Public Works and utility crews to prioritize restoration or clearing incidents. Stay informed, follow Lake County Sheriff’s OES on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lakecountyoes.

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