|Flooding can occur anywhere,
in any season, at any time. It does not need to be raining for floods
to impact lives and property. Flooding may develop in just hours or
minutes from broken dams and levees, snowmelt, winter storms, flash
floods, swollen creeks, rivers and streams, or from blocked drainage
systems. Preparing for a flooding emergency is easy. It can save tens
of thousands of dollars in damages to your property, and save your
life. The small amount of time you invest will pay off in the event
of an emergency. Use the following resources to build your emergency
preparedness plan, and to learn tips for a faster recovery.
Learn what natural hazards exist in your neighborhood and how you
can reduce your risk.
This booklet, prepared by the American Society of Civil Engineers, provides information that you can use to protect your home and family from floods. Learn more about the four essential levee facts: (1) Flooding will happen, (2) No levee is flood-proof, (3) Risks associated with flooding vary, and (4) Actions taken now will save lives and property.
Learn what you should do to prepare for a disaster. Click here for tips on what to do before,
during, and after floods and other related information. Also click here
for steps to take to recover from a disaster.
This brochure provides useful information on preparing for floods.
The California Emergency Management Agency developed this brochure
on being prepared before, during, and after a flood.
Sacramento Ready is a regional partnership of local government agencies
working to provide emergency preparation and response information
to people in the Sacramento area.
Review the latest river conditions for your area.
The American Red Cross helps prepare communities for emergencies
and keep people safe. The following websites contain valuable information:
Don't wait until the last minute to figure out what to do
when it floods. Be prepared.
Find information to help you prepare for flooding, respond effectively during flooding, and take steps to stay safe after flooding has occurred.
This website provides a way for you to register yourself as “safe
and well” so other family members know you are okay.
The Red Cross is most well-known for sheltering and feeding people
in need after a disaster. The Red Cross provides meals and snacks
to families and to emergency workers in affected areas and opens
shelters for those displaced by a disaster. Go here to search for open American Red Cross shelters.
Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed. Access this interactive site to help prepare for emergencies.
Purchase an official Red Cross emergency preparedness kit online (or go to your local American Red Cross [ARC] chapter; for a list of chapter contacts, go to: http://www.redcross.org/find-your-local-chapter#C; chapters serving communities with LFPZ areas include - ARC Central Valley, ARC of Northeastern California, ARC Sonoma, Napa, and Lake Counties, and Capital Region Chapter).