Storm Warning for January 2023

Posted on January 3, 2023


CoP Email Header Emergency Storm

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA ESPAÑOL

 

 

Attention, Petaluma! Several atmospheric river events will bring heavy rains and strong winds to the entire North Bay region through the coming weeks. Because our ground is already saturated from previous rains:

  • The storm may cause flash flooding and downed trees.
  • Power outages are likely through early Friday morning.
  • Rapid ponding of water in urban and poor drainage areas is possible.

City staff will be ready to respond to road closures, blocked storm drains and storm related debris falling on the streets and sidewalks if needed. Please help us keep our community safe by reporting flooding to the following numbers!

 

REPORT PROBLEMS AND HAZARDS

  • Report blocked storm drains, culverts, or other flooding to Public Works & Utilities – 707-778-4546
  • Report dangerous road conditions, obstructions, or fallen power lines to the Petaluma Police – 707-762-2727
  • To turn of gas or electricity call PG&E – 1-800-743-5000
We’ve also included tips below to help you prepare for the storm.

AT HOME

  • Clear Gutters and Storm Drains
  • Check on Your Neighbors, Friends, and Family
  • Get Supplies – Have drinking water, flashlights, and other essentials on hand before the rain begins Wednesday morning.
  • Use Sandbags – Get free sandbag supplies from the City of Petaluma at the following locations:
    • Far north end of Hopper Street
    • Prince Park – at the entrance located to the right in the empty parking lot.
    • Leghorn Park

 

ON THE ROAD

  • Avoid unnecessary travel
  • Steer clear of downed trees and power lines 
  • Don’t drive through flooded areas
  • Treat intersections as a 4-way stop if street lights are out
  • Slow Down and Don’t Tailgate
  • Pay Attention to Signs
  • Wipers On, Lights On

 

 

STAY INFORMED BY SIGNING UP FOR EMERGENCY ALERTS

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