Storm Update/Emergency Response Information
The City Council received a presentation from the Yolo County Office of Emergency Services on February 21, 2017 which provided an emergency response update and information on local protocols. The presentation is 18 minutes in length and can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/ylw4UMGUM6U
Storm Update from Yolo County OES:
Water levels that increased with the most recent storm, including the cresting of the Yolo Bypass on February 21, 2017, resulted with no significant reports of damage or major issues. A break in the rainy weather is expected to continue for the next few days. As a result, water levels are anticipated to decrease at the Yolo Bypass, down the Sacramento River at I Street, and down Putah Creek from Lake Berryessa. The flows over the Fremont Weir should also reduce.
Another storm system is expected to move through the area from Sunday to Tuesday with less rain but high winds. Yolo County’s Office of Emergency Services is continuing to coordinate with County and City public works crews and public safety personnel to monitor the drainage systems and waterways.
Emergency Notification Resources:
Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up to receive public emergency alerts via Yolo-Alert and social media.
Yolo County, in partnership with Sacramento and Placer counties, support a community notification system to alert residents of emergency events and other important public safety information. This system enables Cities and Counties to provide critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. Sign-up at: www.Yolo-Alert.org
Websites and social media resources: