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City of Sacramento participates in statewide Flood Preparedness Week, helps residents prepare for high-water events

As part of California Flood Preparedness Week, the City of Sacramento is offering online resources to residents about flood risk and preparedness and participating in a live training demonstration.  

“Every year the City of Sacramento confirms clear lines of communication, conducts interagency coordination, and rigorously inspects our flood fight equipment to ensure operational readiness so that we are prepared to swiftly respond and safeguard our community against flood-related hazards,” said Daniel Bowers, director of emergency management. “Refining and improving our flood preparedness posture is akin to a robust insurance policy to protect life and infrastructure within our City and surrounding area from potentially catastrophic impacts.”

The City’s Department of Utilities and Sacramento Fire Department on Oct. 20 will demonstrate to the media several critical services they provide in flood prevention and emergency response. Personnel will perform swift-water rescues, show how to fill sandbags and display large equipment used in flood fighting. Event participants are reminded to wear masks and practice social distancing.

In lieu of in-person flood preparedness events open to the public, the City of Sacramento has taken its Flood Preparedness Week activities online. Residents can visit the flood preparedness webpage to learn about the City’s response teams and how to prepare their homes and families for a flood through informative interviews, videos and printable activities.