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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Stay Prepared: Significant Rainfall Could Lead to Flooding and Outages

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The National Weather Service is monitoring three more heavy rain events over the next seven days.  Be prepared for heavy rain, local area flooding, and high winds that may drive trees into power lines and across roads. Please plan for wide-area power outages and interruptions to communication systems.

How to Prepare

  • Fuel up your personal vehicle and make sure you have fuel for your generator
  • Check on your neighbors
  • Stay tuned to trusted news sources (OES, KNCO, KVMR, Yubanet, National Weather Service, The Union)
  • Make sure you have enough groceries for 72 hours
  • Ensure you have a secondary way to heat your home
  • Charge your cell phone, tablet, laptop, etc.
  • Avoid flooded roads, and never try to drive across a flooded road
  • Be aware of flooding concerns along waterways and low-lying areas.
  • Avoid the River Fire burn scar, as there is a potential for debris flow in this area
  • Secure household items that may blow away in high winds
  • Use sandbags to mitigate flooding on your property.  The County has no-cost sandbags at four sites listed at www.ReadyNevadaCounty.org/Sandbags
  • Report down trees or flooding on County maintained roads at www.NevadaCountyCA.gov/ServiceRequest by calling (530) 265-1411
  • Report sewer overflows, spills, or flashing lights at wastewater facilities by calling 530-265-1555 to help us prevent or address spills. Do not open sewer cleanouts or break pipes to drain stormwater.
  • The County and Sierra Roots will open their Cold Weather Shelter for unhoused residents on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights at the Nevada City Veterans Hall. Anyone experiencing a housing crisis can gain further referral assistance for shelter, food, healthcare, and other services by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-844-319-4119 to speak with a local 211 Connecting Point call specialist. 

Storm Information

Ready Nevada County Dashboard (arcgis.com) 

Sacramento, CA (weather.gov)

Reno, NV (weather.gov) 

QuickMap (ca.gov)

 NWS Weather Timeline 1.6.23


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