Severe Weather Information

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:



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


SMUD Outage Map:

“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:

Sandbag information:

“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:

“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:

“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:

“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:

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


Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:

“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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