A flood watch has been issued for Yolo County and surrounding communities in anticipation of heavy rains over the next several days. The National Weather Service says excessive rainfall on already saturated soils and swollen rivers will likely result in some minor flooding through Sunday.
The City of West Sacramento and the Yolo County Office of Emergency Services are working together to monitor the situation and provide helpful information to the public.
Residents are urged to take caution around rising rivers and streams. Motorists are advised to avoid flooded streets and to be on the lookout for debris on the roads resulting from strong winds and runoff.
- The West Sacramento Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Services will be providing continuous monitoring of the weather and river levels; and general situation status.
- Public Works has increased staff levels to handle any storm related issues, including downed trees and detours around flooded streets.
- Sandbags are being made available for residents and businesses. See sandbag location map.
- The West Sacramento Police Department has conducted patrols along the river to inform the public of potential river levels rising.
- The Reclamation Districts are monitoring levee conditions, and during periods of heavy rain checking the function of the internal drainage system 24 hours a day.
What can you do?
- Register with Yolo Alert to receive messages about important public safety information.
- Keep your cell phones charged.
- Have a flashlight and batteries in case the power goes out.
- Have an emergency kit at home and in your car.
For information regarding current river levels, please visit the California Data Exchange Center.