With heavy rain and wind expected this weekend, City asks residents to help keep storm drains clear

A storm system is expected to affect the Sacramento area this weekend with wind and rain likely to cause localized flooding and fallen tree branches.

The heaviest part of the storm, which is expected to begin on Sunday morning, could bring several inches of rain. A flood watch and wind advisory has been issued for the Sacramento valley, according to the National Weather Service.

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

  1. Avoid driving during the storm.  People are urged to plan ahead 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

Crews from the departments of Utilities, Public Works, Police will be monitoring the storm throughout the weekend to respond to issues that may occur, including clogged drains and clearing debris from sidewalks and roads.