Delta Flood Preparedness Week

WHY MAKE A PLAN?

Nobody knows when a flood may happen. You won’t necessarily have much warning, and your family may be scattered, at work, running errands or traveling. It’s important that everyone in your household know what to do and where to go if an emergency occurs, so that you can communicate and find each other. The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has an excellent website with templates for all kinds of plans. The important questions are already there, just fill it in, print it out and make sure everybody has one. Choose yours from the list of downloadable plans. Remember to use your Delta Protection Commission refrigerator magnet and wallet card to put safety information at your fingertips – if you don’t have one, visit our table at the Delta Flood Safety Fair and ask us for one!

If you’re a Delta resident, make sure you get your Delta Flood Preparedness Calendar. On the back are the phone numbers you will need in case of an emergency, a place to write your local levee maintenance number and a number of websites with flood education and safety information for you and your family. Inside are beautiful images of Delta historic, cultural and scenic treasures, and of the work that is done to protect them in the case of a flood event. Each month’s page also includes a task you can complete to create a good Survival Kit and improve your flood readiness, one step at a time! To get your copy, call 916-375-4800.

The Delta Flood Safety Fair

Next year’s Delta Flood Safety Fair will be on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

In October 2016 we partnered with Discover The Delta to bring you this educational afternoon, and we were delighted to welcome the Solano County Office of Emergency Services giving tours of their Emergency Communications Mobile Station, the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with information on Livestock Safety, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Delta Science Center with their interactive levee display, the Department of Water Resources, the Dutra Museum’s fascinating flood history exhibit, the River Delta Volunteer Fire Department with their ladder truck and emergency vehicles, Sacramento Search and Rescue (with their wonderful Rescue Dogs and horse!), D.A.R.T., the Delta Stewardship Council with information on their Levee Investment Strategy project, and of course the Delta Protection Commission, the Discover the Delta Foundation, delicious food, live music, Delta wine tasting and more.  It was a fun and informative day and we’re already looking forward to the 2017 event.