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The Sacramento Region is part of a natural floodplain and is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River. The Central Valley has a history of flooding and relies on a sophisticated network of reservoirs, levees, and bypasses. Learn tips on how to prepare in the event of a flood.

  • Visit the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities to learn about flood plain information, flood protection, flood warning systems, and more.
  • Familiarize yourself with your neighborhood and possible evacuation points with higher elevation.
  • Learn Flood Evacuation Tips from the National Weather Service.
  • FEMA recommends buying flood insurance before an incident. Learn more about flood risks and residential coverage at FloodSmart or call (888) 379-9531.
  • Make sure you have an evacuation kit/emergency kit ready in the event of a flood.
  • During a flood watch, sandbag locations can be found by calling 311 or listening to your local TV stations. Learn How to Fill a Sandbag and Build a Sandbag Barrier.
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