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: 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!”
“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!”
“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!”