Another two 2 to 3 inches of rain is forecast today (Feb. 15) as the latest in a week-long series of storms arrives, accompanied by high winds, with gusts of 35 to 45 mph on the coast and up to 60 mph along sections of Highway 199.
A flood watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Saturday for Curry County, as is a landslide warning.
Curry County Sheriff John Bishop has a few ideas he garnered from the Public Safety Summit meeting last month, and thinks they might be plausible — albeit, partial — solutions to the county’s financial woes.
They include a property tax, gas tax and address tax.
County public health officials confirmed that norovirus was responsible for causing hundreds of Kalmiopsis Elementary School students to become sick the past week.
Norovirus, a highly contagious virus, causes diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stomach pains and fever and is not related to influenza. It is spread by coming into contact with infected individuals or food. People should wash their hands and avoid contact with those infected.