Winter Storm Preparedness

RAIN IS ON THE WAY.

PLEASE BE PREPARED.

Our rainfall to date has been above average. Weather forecasters are predicting this trend will continue through the winter. The County encourages all residents to get ready before the rains begin. Historical storm events have caused heavy rains and winds resulting in mudslides, downed trees, flooding, and property damage.

Avoid problems by preparing yourself and your property now!

HOW TO GET READY FOR RAIN

Know Your Flood Risk

Evaluate your property. Where does rain pool? How does runoff drain, and to where? Also get to know your neighborhood’s drainage facilities. Flooding can be caused by drainage inlets, gutters, ditches, pipes, over-flowing creeks, or levee breaks. FEMA Floodplain Program

Prepare For Your Needs

Get emergency supplies in order. Plan for food, water, medical, and personal comfort needs for each household resident. Plan an evacuation route in case of fast rising water. Ready.gov

Prepare Your Home and Property

Clean gutters. Clear leaves off of nearby storm drains. Make sure pipes and ditches on your property are not obstructed. If you live near a creek, take special precautions.
Protect Your WatershedPrivate CreeksSandbags

Report Problems

If you see something that could become a flood hazard, or if you spot water rising on a street, a pipe leaking, or a levee breaching, please notify the County Public Works Department right away.  
Call 925-313-7000 or Email
If you see a person in the water, call 911. Don’t try to rescue them yourself.

Learn Flood Warning Levels

Knowing how to forecast flooding will help you prepare. Rainfall criteria can help warn us when flooding is more likely to occur. Learn about Flood Forecasting