This Week: State of Emergency‚ Disaster Preparedness‚ and More


Earlier this month‚ the Governor’s office proclaimed a State of Emergency in response to the winter storms facing Californians. Resources have been mobilized to assist affected communities. Stay informed about available resources and important updates through the CalOES Facebook and Twitter pages. Keep yourselves and your families safe by reviewing the following disaster preparedness information:


  • Driving and Road Closures: Avoid non-essential travel during inclement weather. If you must drive‚ download the QuickMap app or visit the QuickMap website here
  • Emergency Alerts: Call 2-1-1 or 3-1-1 to get help or ask questions. If you have a critical emergency‚ call 9-1-1. Sign up for emergency alerts such as warnings and evacuation notices at
  • Flood Risk: If you are under a flood warning‚ do not walk‚ swim‚ or drive through flood waters‚ and stay off bridges over fast moving water. Only one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.


Stay safe and please do not hesitate to reach out to my office if you are in need of our assistance.

Assemblywoman Megan Dahle


CalFire HearingsWildfire Severity Maps

Last month‚ my staff attended the first of 56 CalFire Severity Map Public Hearings taking place in every county in California. The meeting took place at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department Station 85 in El Dorado County. During the public hearing‚ attendees were informed about the new fire severity maps and shown a short video.

The presentation was followed by a public comment period with detailed information on how to make comments and where to direct questions. El Dorado Board of Supervisors Wendy Thomas and John Hidhal were present to make comments and offer collaborative solutions through the recent formation of the Wild Fire Preparedness and Resilience Advisory Committee.

Learn more about wildfire severity zones here and view upcoming public comment hearings for each county.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of CaliforniaBig Brothers Big Sisters of California

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with staff from Big Brothers Big Sisters of California during their advocacy day. They shared moving stories about their experiences as mentors and gave an overview of their legislative priorities for the year.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has mentored over 20‚000 youth in the past five years alone and engaged nearly 21‚000 volunteers across California. They positively impact the lives of youth experiencing ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and have seen results such as 81% improved school attendance in their mentees. Learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters here.

Assemblywoman Dahle's AppointmentsCommittee Appointments

While the extensive list of committee appointments will not be finalized until later this month‚ my office is aware of two of my committee appointments thus far. I am pleased to be returning as the Vice Chair of the Assembly Education Committee for the second year in a row. Equitable education for California’s students – especially those in rural areas of our state – has been a top priority for me from day one in office. Having this opportunity allows me to be a voice for rural students and educators in the legislature. Learn more about the Assembly Education Committee here.

This year‚ for the first time‚ I will be the Vice Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee which reviews all bills with any fiscal impact after passage by a policy committee. Sitting on this committee means having an opportunity to give input and vote on even more legislation. Learn more about the Assembly Appropriations Committee here.


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Assemblywoman Dahle is Honored to Serve
Alpine County‚ Amador County‚ El Dorado County‚ Lassen County‚ Modoc County‚ Nevada County‚ Placer County‚ Plumas County‚ Shasta County‚ Sierra County‚ & Siskiyou County.