How to get mail and more!

MAIL: As a number of post offices have closed — including those in Stirling City, Magalia, Paradise and Forest Ranch — the United States Postal Service is directing customers to go to the Chico Midtown Post Office, located at 141 West Fifth St., Chico. Its hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The Durham and Oroville post offices had not been forced to close on Saturday.

SUPPLIES: Evacuees can pick up clothing and supplies at the Hope Center, located at 1950 Kitrick Ave., in Oroville.

OTHER RESOURCES: The county will open local assistance centers, where evacuees can be linked up with a variety of service providers, as soon as possible.

EMERGENCY ALERTS: Sign up for the Butte County CodeRED mass emergency notification system at

PACKING A GO BAG: See a checklist from the Department of Homeland Security at

LOCATING LOVED ONES: Evacuees are being encouraged to register themselves with the Red Cross to let others know they are safe, at To request a welfare check, contact the Butte County Sheriff’s Office at 538-7322.

LOST PETS: Butte County Animal Control and the North Valley Animal Disaster Group, or NVADG, have been out searching for pets in evacuated areas. Call NVADG at 895-0000 to report lost pets.

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