As the wet weather season approaches, the City of Sacramento encourages residents to be prepared. The City, as part of Flood Preparedness Week, is hosting a Flood Preparedness Funfair on Saturday Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This family-friendly event will have hands-on activities, interactive flood displays, and food trucks.

“This event will highlight the City’s flood preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities, as well as provide citizens an educational opportunity to better prepare their families and homes,” said Daniel Bowers, City’s Director of Emergency Management.

City departments will have equipment used during a flood on display, including:

  • Excavator
  • Police Helicopter
  • Fire Trucks
  • Water Rescue Boats
  • Garage Truck
  • Vacuum Truck
  • Police Command Center
  • “The Claw”

“Through events like our Flood Preparedness Funfair and scenario-based training, we can integrate our capabilities and establish relationships across all levels of government including local, state, and federal, to ensure a consistent and unified approach is understood by all and strategically deployed,” Bowers said.

This event is part of California Flood Preparedness week, which begins on Oct. 20, and will be held in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), and Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).

For more information please visit the event’s webpage.

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