FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 4, 2023

MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Christina Lee, Communications and Public Information Officer

PIO@cityofvallejo.net

City of Vallejo Storm Response and Important Information

Vallejo, CA - Solano County and the City of Vallejo are expected to receive heavy rainfall and high winds in the next 24-48 hours.


Saturated soils from the previous rainstorms will allow trees and powerlines to topple more easily during this wind and rain event. The strongest winds are expected later this afternoon into Thursday morning.


PG&E expects widespread power outages and travel will be difficult, especially for higher-profile vehicles.


The City of Vallejo has increased staffing available to respond to calls for service.

STORM SAFETY TIPS


Avoid travel if possible

If you must travel, slow down, use your headlights and windshield wipers, and maintain a distance of several car lengths between your car and other vehicles. NEVER drive into standing or moving bodies of water.


Prepare for power outages

Keep a battery-operated flashlight and radio within easy reach. Ensure those items are always accessible and that your batteries are fresh. Listen for updates on storm conditions and power outages.


Keep mobile and satellite phones fully charged

Charge backup batteries as well.


Use LED candles

Wax candles are not recommended.


Store water-filled plastic containers in your freezer

You can use them as blocks of ice to prevent food from spoiling.


**REMEMBER**

CARBON MONOXIDE KILLS


NEVER use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors, windows, and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.


Need Shelter?

Click here to view shelter information for Jan. 4 and Jan. 5

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

& LINKS


REPORT FLOODING

Dial Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District's (VFWD) 24-hour hotline at 707-644-8949 and select option 3.


SANDBAGS

Free sandbags are available at the VFWD self-serve sandbag station, located at the west end of Ryder Street, just past the main office at 450 Ryder. The station is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.


REPORT FALLEN TREES

Dial 707-648-5235


REPORT DOWN POWERLINES

Dial 9-1-1 


Stay at least 30 feet away from any downed power line, don't go near the pole or anything touching the line, and warn others to stay at least 30 feet away until help arrives.


LIFE-SAFETY EMERGENCIES

Dial 9-1-1


EMERGENCY ALERTS

To get critical information quickly about a variety of situations, including severe weather, unexpected road closures, evacuations, etc. Sign up for Alert Solano  Click here


PG&E POWER OUTAGE MAP

Click here

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