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Posted on: December 13, 2019

ARE YOU PREPARED TO WEATHER THE STORM?

Are You Prepared To Weather The Storm?

In case of a wet winter, here are some tips and resources to help you and your family prepare and stay safe.

ARE YOU PREPARED TO WEATHER THE STORM?

In case of a wet winter, here are some tips and resources to help you and your family prepare and stay safe.

PREPARE

  • Keep your property’s drainage clear.
    • Develop an emergency/evacuation plan.
    • Prepare emergency supplies: non-perishable food, water, flashlights, manual can opener, batteries, battery-operated radio,
      and a first-aid kit.
    • Download the Watsonville Police App on your cell phone to receive flood notifications. NIXLE will eventually be discontinued.
    • Sign up for “Code Red” emergency phone notifications at: www.scr911.org/

PROTECT

  • Help keep storm drains working - clean leaves and debris off of storm drains.
    • Report clogged storm drains or major flooding in your area call customer service 768-3133.
    • Sandbag areas where water could enter your home.
    • Contact PG&E to shut off your power and natural gas if your property is in danger of flooding.

PAY ATTENTION

  • Avoid driving. Do not drive through flooded streets: Turn around, don’t drown.
    • Check radio, TV, and Code Red for up to date evacuation routes, shelter locations, and general emergency alerts.
    • Areas next to the city’s creeks and the Pajaro River are located within a flood hazard area.



To download this information in PDF format, click here.


THE CITY OF WATSONVILLE
IS READY
  • Maintaining flood channels and   storm drain free from debris to   prevent flooding
  • Increasing street sweeping to   prepare our streets
  • Trained city staff ready to respond
  • Sandbags and 100 tons of sand
  • Collaboration with other agencies


SANDBAG LOCATION DURING
HEAVY RAINS

Fire Station #1 (115 Second St)

*Come prepared to fill your own sandbags.


EMERGENCY RESOURCES

  • Emergency – 911
  • Santa Cruz County
    Emergency Services – 458-7150
  • American Red Cross – 462-2881
  • Watsonville Customer Service 768-3133
  • Santa Cruz County
    Information Services – 211

MAPS OF OUR FLOOD HAZARD AREAS
ARE LOCATED HERE

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