BE AWARE of your Flooding Risks
Flood Risk Notification:http://www.water.ca.gov/myfloodrisk
My Hazards: http://myhazards.calema.ca.gov
Living Behind a Levee (see attached)
Living with Levees – http://www.fema.gov/living-levees-its-shared-responsibility
BE PREPARED for a Flood Emergency
Be Red Cross Ready: http://arcbrcr.org
Sacramento County Storm Ready: http://www.stormready.saccounty.net/Pages/Home.aspx
Preparing for Floods: http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/flood
Flood Safety Checklist: http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340128_Flood.pdf
Protecting your Property from Flooding: http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/13261?id=3262
Flood Insurance: http://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program
Monitoring Severe Weather and Flooding Conditions
Understanding Flooding Terminology
- Flood Watch means it is possible that flooding will occur in a specified area. Be alert and prepared for a flood emergency.
- Flood Warning means flooding is occurring or is imminent in a specified area. Move to safe ground immediately.
- FLASH FLOOD Warning – means sudden and violent flood is occurring or is imminent in a specified area. Take immediate precautions to protect life and property.
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/
NOAA Sacramento Area Weather: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/index.php?wfo=sto
California River Conditions: http://cdec.water.ca.gov/river/rivcond.html
Sacramento County ALERT System: http://www.sacflood.org/
San Joaquin County ALERT System: http://www.co.san-joaquin.ca.us/OES/AboutEAS.htm
Emergency Preparedness Kits
Because of the unique conditions of the Delta, it could take days before local response workers will be able to reach you during a flood emergency. You may need to survive on your own until help arrives. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours.
Here are more resources for assembling an emergency kit:
Build a Kit – http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
Assembling Cost Friendly Emergency Supplies (see attached)
Emergency Communication and Evacuation Plans
Understanding what to do in an flood emergency can save lives. Choose a family meeting place and have a plan for how to communicate during an emergency. The plan should also contain how to leave your home during flood warning and evacuation routes. Visit these webpages for more information: