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Extreme Wind And Rain Preparedness Checklist

Al Gibes / Capital Public Radio

Al Gibes / Capital Public Radio

Forecasts are calling for heavy rains and winds starting on Wednesday. Here's a list of things to check before the storm hits:


Sacramento County 

What residents can do:

  • Clear debris from gutters and downspouts
  • Drive safely and slowly
  • Keep clear of downed power lines
  • Monitor local weather forecasts
  • Tie down or properly store outdoor refuse cans, lawn equipment, decorations
  • Inventory or create emergency preparedness kits
  • Do not remove manhole covers
  • Pet owners check to be sure pets are secure and safe

When to call:

  • Roadway is blocked- cannot pass through (trees on private property are owners responsibility)
  • Localized flooding
  • Down power lines
  • Gutters/streets flooded making it unsafe to pass or clear

Who to call:

  • Sacramento County: For downed trees or branches in the roadway:  call 311 or 916-875-4311.
  • For water or drainage issues or localized street flooding: call 916-875-RAIN.
  • Information on creek levels: www.stormready.org and follow the link to Stream levels (ALERT)
  • County Self-Service Sandbag Filling: (Open 24 hours a day, bring your shovel, sand & empty bags will be provided for residents to fill:
    • County Branch Center, 3847 Branch Center Rd., Sacramento CA 95827: OPEN
    • Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Station #112, 6801 34th St., North Highlands CA 95660: OPEN
    • Orangevale Community Center, 6826 Hazel Ave., Orangevale CA 95662: OPEN
    • Westside Park, 6555 West 2nd St., Rio Linda CA 95673: OPEN TUESDAY 12/9
    • Jose P. Rizal Community Center, 7320 Florin Mall Dr., Sacramento CA 95823: OPEN TUESDAY 12/9
    • Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Station #106, 2200 Park Towne Cir., Sacramento CA 95825: OPEN TUESDAY 12/9
  • Information on emergency preparedness, general information: www.sacramentoready.org

Other Utility Information:

  • City of Sacramento residents: For localized street flooding, downed trees/branches in the roadway: 3-1-1 or 916-264-5011.
  • For Sewer issues: 916-875-6730.
  • For life threatening emergencies, contact 911.

For electrical power outages in Sacramento County contact SMUD at 1-888-456-7683 or PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.

Find More Information on SacCounty.net

Placer County Sandbag filling, pickup:


  • CAL FIRE Station 33, 33752 Alta Forestry Road

North Auburn:

  • Placer County Fire Station 180: 11645 Atwood Road
  • Higgins Fire Station, 10106 Combie Road

Granite Bay:

  • South Placer Fire Station 17, 6900 Eureka Road


  • North Tahoe Fire: Station 53, 5425 West Lake Blvd;

Kings Beach:

  • North Tahoe Fire Station 52, 288 North Shore Blvd, (Intersection of Highways 267 & 28)


  • Placer County Fire Station 70, Lincoln, 1112 Wise Road
  • Placer County Fire Station 74, Thermalands, 8500 North Forbes Road


  • Loomis Fire Station 28, 5840 Horseshoe Bar Road

Meadow Vista:

  • Placer Hills Fire Station 84, 16999 Placer Hills Road


  • Placer County Fire Station 182, Ophir, 9405 Wise Road


  • Northstar Community Services District Corp Yard, 50 Trimont Lane (off Northstar Blvd)


  • Placer County Fire Station 75, Paige, 5584 Nicolaus Road

Dry Creek:

  • Placer County Fire Station 100, Dry Creek, 8350 Cook Riolo Road


  • Placer County Fire Station 78, Sheridan, 4952 Riosa Road

Squaw Valley:

  • Old Squaw Valley Fire Station, 1810 Squaw Valley Rd (at west end of valley, near lifts);


  • Truckee Fire Station 92, 11473 Donner Pass Road.
  • Truckee Ranger Station parking lot, 10811 Stockrest Spring Rd.

San Joaquin County:

Solano County Info

Amador County Emergency Information

Yolo County 

City of Sacramento Storm Preparation

PG&E Storm Tips

Elk Grove Public Works Sandbag Sites

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