BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Excessive water flow has prompted an evacuation order for residents near east McFarland, county officials said Saturday night. An evacuation warning remains in effect for residents near Poso Creek.
The evacuation order is in effect for residents from Elmo Highway south to East Sherwood Avenue between San Lucas Street west to Highway 99.
Officials urge residents to leave the east McFarland area and seek shelter immediately. The area is closed to public access, officials said.
An evacuation warning remains in effect from Elmo Highway south to Famoso Road between Driver Road west to Highway 99.
Kern County officials advise residents to be prepared to leave the area quickly if necessary, and those requiring additional time to evacuate such as residents with pets and livestock are asked to leave immediately.
An evacuation center has been opened at the 11th Avenue Community Center located at 200 W. 11th Ave. in Delano
Residents that need help with transportation can call the Aging & Adult Services hotline at 1-855-264-6565 before 10 p.m. Saturday night. Authorities stress they can not guarantee assistance would be available after 10 p.m.
Anyone reporting an emergency should call 911. Anyone with questions can call Kern County Information and Referral Services at 211.
Learn more about disaster preparedness at this link.