More resources for winter storms in Sacramento

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Fallen trees litter the Sacramento streets.

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Sacramento continues to be battered by storms — with more on the horizon. In addition to prior guidance, the city and county have put together more resources and tips for residents to protect themselves and get the relief they need.

The National Weather Service said that, while only light showers are expected today through Friday, another round of moderate to heavy rain is expected to hit this weekend and continue into Monday.

🦺 Prepare

  • Monitor the local forecast at the National Weather Service’s website.
  • Make sure to secure any loose outdoor items, and to keep sidewalks and curbsides clear.
  • Place sandbags in front of doors to divert running water. Free sandbags can be obtained at two different locations: 5730 24th St. and 918 Del Paso Rd.
  • Unplug and elevate electric appliances if possible.
  • Have an emergency supply kit and a plan ready in the event of an evacuation.

🦺 Maintain

  • Refrain from driving and stay indoors, especially at night. If you do travel, check conditions on the CalTrans map beforehand.
  • Do not walk or drive through flooded roadways.
  • Call 911 only for emergencies. Downed trees and street flooding should be reported to 311.

🦺 Rebuild

  • If you have concerns about a downed tree or fallen limb on your property, the city has created an FAQ on what steps to take. City officials said they are currently prioritizing downed trees on arterial (very busy) roads first, then collector (moderately busy) roads, and finally residential streets to try and speed up the recovery process.
  • Report power outages to SMUD at (888) 456-7683, or PG&E at (800) 743-5002.
  • Visit our guide on what to do if your home is flooded, and immediately contact your insurance company.

Stay safe, Sacramento.

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