Windy and wet weather expected tonight through Friday. Here’s how you can prepare

A storm system is expected to affect the Sacramento area this week with wind and rain likely to cause downed tree limbs and some localized flooding.

The storm, which is forecast to begin Tuesday and last until Friday, could bring several inches of rain and wind gusts of up to 60 MPH to the Sacramento valley, according to the National Weather Service, with wet weather expected to continue into next week.

The City is asking residents to prepare with a few easy tips.

  1. Prepare for the commute.  Drivers are urged to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel and watch for loose debris on the roads like tree branches.
  2. Secure loose debris around your home. Residents should remove loose objects outside such as lawn furniture.
  3. Report any flooding or hazards. Call 311 to report street flooding, trees down or traffic signals out. Crews are on-hand to respond to requests. Power outages should be reported to SMUD by calling 1-888-456-SMUD (7683).
  4. Call 911 in case of emergencies. 

City crews on watch

City crews from the departments of Utilities, Public Works and public safety teams will be monitoring the storm throughout the week to respond to issues that may occur, including clogged drains and clearing debris from sidewalks and roads.

“The City is positioned to quickly respond to all storm-related hazards and ensure public safety,” said the City’s Director of Emergency Management Daniel Bowers.

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