How to prep for storms in Sacramento

Make sure you have everything you need to weather the rain with these tips from Sacramento safety experts.


Use these tips to prepare for this week’s storm.

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Ahead of another major storm expected to hit our region today, we have gathered a list of tips from Sacramento city officials to help prepare for the coming weather:

  • If possible, avoid driving. If you have to drive, be vigilant for tree limbs or other debris.
  • Secure loose items around the exterior of your home, like lawn furniture.
  • Use a rake or broom to help keep storm drains and gutters clear.
  • Call 311 to report flooding or hazards like fallen trees, and report power outages to SMUD at 888-456-7683.
  • Keep pets inside, and take them out on a leash if necessary.

The inclement weather this week is due to an atmospheric river — flowing columns of condensed water vapor that produce rain and snow. If your home suffers flood damage as a result of the storm, be sure to check out our flood recovery guide.

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