LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (July 29, 2018) – Lake County is under a declared State of Emergency due to the Mendocino Complex Fires (River, Ranch). The City of Lakeport and surrounding areas, home to many County offices, are among those under Mandatory Evacuation. Many County employees have been displaced by the fires, and our thoughts are with each evacuated individual, and all of those impacted by wildfire.
All County offices in Lakeport will be closed Monday, July 30. With the exception of those assigned to respond to the disaster, County employees stationed in Lakeport do not need to report to work. Those who are required to report to a different location will be notified by their departmental leadership.
At this time, all County offices are expected to reopen Tuesday, July 31.
“I am one of many County employees displaced, and am aware that many are attending to considerable personal, family and other urgent needs due to this disaster, and my sincere hope is that everyone will be safe and find appropriate shelter,” shares Carol J. Huchingson, County Administrative Officer.
“Our first responders are once again doing remarkable work in the face of tremendous challenges, and we are grateful for those efforts, as well as the contributions of so many friends and family members of those displaced.”
“I am proud to be part of the Lake County community,” continues Huchingson. “Ours is a community that binds together and responds in times of challenge, neighbors supporting neighbors. We will overcome this disaster together.”