Town of Mammoth Lakes Issues Evacuation Warning for Snow Damaged Structures
The Town of Mammoth Lakes has issued an Evacuation Warning for snow damaged properties that pose a potential threat to life and property.
Be aware that several structures throughout the Town of Mammoth Lakes have failed. The threat to public safety is high. If your property has collapsed call 9-1-1 immediately.
The Evacuation Warning is in place for those properties that have experienced significant structural damage from excessive snow. If you see broken or fractured structural members, such as roof rafters and beams, or deformed roof or wall surfaces, please evacuate your property immediately and call 9-1-1.
A temporary emergency evacuation shelter has been set up at the Mammoth Middle School (1600 Meridian Blvd.) gymnasium.
When the Town experiences periods of heavy snowfall, structures in town can suffer some degree of structural damage. While damage is often minor, some structures may experience significant structural damage. Small cracks in drywall and doors not closing fully can be common symptoms of minor snow-load-induced stress and is not an immediate concern. However, should you see broken or fractured structural members, such as roof rafters and beams, or deformed roof or wall surfaces, your property may have been compromised and may no longer be safe.
The Town has posted information online and as a printable PDF to help property owners understand the signs of structural damage from heavy, wet snow on your roof and to help mitigate these impacts with local resources. Helpful and critical resources include contacts for local snow removal businesses, general contractors, engineers, and building supply stores.
If you are unable to clear the snow from your property and need assistance, complete this online form. Assistance may be available.
(From Town of Mammoth Lakes)