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Flood Safety Tip Highlights:

·         Never drive on flooded roads. Almost half of flood deaths occur in vehicles.

·         Never cross a flooded road. 1 inch of water could be hiding a road that has been washed away or other hazards.

·         6 inches of moving water can sweep a person away.

·         6 inches of water is enough to cause a vehicle to lose control. 2 feet of moving water can sweep a vehicle away.

 

National Weather Service Watches and Warnings:

Website: http://cnrfc.noaa.gov

Watches/Warnings: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sto/

“Stay up to date with watches and warnings in your area.”

 

SMUD Outage Map: https://www.smud.org/en/outages/

“Stay up to date with power outages in your area. Call SMUD to report an outage at (888) 456-7683. DO NOT call 9-1-1 to report an outage!”

 

Sandbag sites: http://www.apps.saccounty.net/waterresources/Sandbag/

Sandbag information: http://www.waterresources.saccounty.net/stormready/Pages/Sandbag-Information.aspx

“Familiarize yourself with your nearest sandbag site, how to place your sandbags, and making sure you have the necessary tools to move when minutes count!”

 

Sacramento Alert: http://www.sacramentoready.org/Pages/Emergency-Alerts-Notification-System.aspx

“Sign up for immediate emergency alerts straight to your phone, email, and more. Protect yourself and your family with up-to-date information!”

 

Localized Flooding: http://www.sacdot.com/Pages/WinterRoadMaintenance.aspx

“Report localized flooding due to clogged storm drains to (916) 875-RAIN! DO NOT call 9-1-1 unless an immediate life hazard exists!”

 

Downed Trees, Signs, and Light Poles: http://www.sacdot.com/Pages/WinterRoadMaintenance.aspx

“Report downed trees, signs, and light poles to 3-1-1. DO NOT call 9-1-1 unless an immediate life hazard exists!”

 

Downed Power Lines: https://www.smud.org/en/residential/education-safety/powerlines-and-equipment/power-lines.htm

“Stay away from downed powerlines. Call 9-1-1 to report a downed power line.”

 

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/carbon_monoxide.html

“If your power goes out, there is a temptation to use generators and gas heating to stay warm. Carbon Monoxide buildup is very common when gas operated machines are used indoors and can be a silent killer!”

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