Floods & Safety

Flood Hazards Awareness:
(Be Prepared):
  • Have a plan and know where to evacuate
  • Purchase Flood Insurance if you live in a flood-prone area
  • Have an emergency kit
  • Keep storm drains clear
 (Be Aware):
  • Stay away from waterways and monitor children and animals
  • Pay attention to nearby storms
  • Do not drive through water
  • Water may be deeper or flowing faster than it appears
  • (Turn Around Don’t Drown)
  • Know your risk and surrounding in low lying areas or near waterways
  • Identify evacuation routes and areas of higher ground
  • Monitor Weather Forecasts – http://weather.gov – http://radar.weather.gov – http://water.weather.gov
  • Flood and Water Information – http://myhazards.calema.ca.gov – http://www.water.ca.gov/myfloodris – http://www.SotrmReady.org – http://floddsmart.gov – http://www.msc.fema.gov – Pages – California Coastal Analysis and Mapping Project (CCAMP)

Dear Landowner(s),
 
We are requesting that your gates be left unlocked and open during this flood season.  In accordance to the State of California, the flood season is considered to be November 1st-April 15th  Permitting the future weather conditions, another request may be sent to you requesting additional time for the gates to be left unlocked and open.
 
Leaving your gates unlocked and open will ensure that the District and Emergency personnel can get through in the event of an emergency.
 
Please make sure that your gates are functional and in good working condition prior to opening them.
 
Thank you for your cooperation in advance.  We will be doing extra patrols during the day and evening time during the course of the flood season.  There will also be personnel patrolling throughout the weekend.
 
If you have any potential hazards to report, please notify the Levee Superintendent at 925-684-2398
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