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Posted on: January 26, 2024

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Forecasted Storms

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Storm Preparedness Information - Sunday, February 4, 2024 5:30 pm

The City has been preparing for the rainfall that will begin later tonight (Sunday, Feb 4) and continue through Tuesday. About 2 to 3 inches of rain cumulative is expected, with periods of moderate to heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday.

Preparing the city in advance of this weather event is a top priority and City crews have been sweeping the streets and clearing debris that may impede storm runoff from flowing into the collection systems. Last week, we secured back-up stormwater and sewer pumps that are ready to be deployed to flooded areas. At the Parker Pump Station, we have a fully functional storm water pump system in place. It is ready to be powered up when the rains begin.

  • Over the past week, the City distributed over 9,000 sandbags and more are arriving this week. 
  • During rainstorms, our first responders will focus on life safety. If roads are closed due to flooding or other incidents, we will post them on our Storm Preparedness webpage and on our social media. 
  • Residents should call 911 if they observe fallen tree limbs in the road, downed power lines, or flooding
  • During the storm, please be cautious while driving and if possible, avoid driving during heavier downpours. We urge you to never drive into flooded roadways, even if the water does not look that deep. This can endanger you and it also can send waves of water into already flooded areas.

The City will continue to keep the community posted about sandbags and the storm here, as well as on our social media. In addition, if you have not signed up for Nixle notifications, we encourage you to do so. We will send out an alert or advisory to the community through Nixle - if it is necessary. The sign-up link is on the Police Department website here.

 

>> STORM PREPAREDNESS & PLANNING WEBSITE 

*UPDATE ON SANDBAGS: 2/4/24, 5:00 pm

As soon as more bags become available, the additional sandbags will be placed at Bandel Park, located at 1000 J Avenue (Alameda & 10th St). There is a limit of 10 sandbags. The pickup entrance is from Alameda Blvd to J Avenue. Please have your driver's license handy for residence check. The sandbags available while supplies last.  

  • Please note it is prohibited to remove sandbags staged at any of the City facilities. Thank you for your assistance!

JANUARY 31, 2024, 1:00 pm 

  • 1,500 sandbags have been placed at Bandel Park, located at 1000 J Avenue (Alameda & 10th Street). There is a limit of 10 sandbags.
  • This is the only site with sandbags at this time. Pickup entrance is from Alameda Blvd to J Avenue.
  • Sandbags available while supplies last.
  • Please note it is prohibited to remove sandbags staged at any of the City facilities. Thank you for your assistance!  
  • We’ll post additional information when more becomes available.

How to Use Sandbags

  • Create a small dam or wall using sandbags to block or divert floodwater.
  • Sandbags should be stacked similar to a brick wall, using a staggered pattern. Build your wall at least two bags high.
  • Residents can also purchase durable sandbags at building supply companies or home improvement stores.
  • Watch this San Diego County video on how to use sandbags(External link).

Storm Preparedness Tips for the Home

Residents can individually prepare for the rains and help reduce the risk of flooding near their homes and properties by taking a few simple steps: 

  • Sweep and pick up trash, leaves, grass clippings and other debris that collect around storm drains and curb gutters near your home. 
  • Keep the lids securely closed on trash and recycle carts when placing them out on the street for collection. Place each cart approximately 2 to 3 feet away from the curb so as not to impede the stormwater flowing on the street. 
  • Proactively turn off irrigation to save water and minimize runoff. 
  • Know the safest routes to and from your home or property should flooding occur. 
  • Slow down and do not drive, ride or walk through flood waters. 
  • Do not open or lift manhole covers in the event of street flooding. 

Learn More About Storm Preparedness and the January 22, 2024, Rainstorm Event on the City website.

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