December 22, 2015
We're having a wet winter!
Important storm preparation information below
Happy Holidays! As we enjoy the holiday week, we're getting a lot of rain. We need the rain, but these storms also bring potential problems like flooding.
In addition to wet skies, we're facing King Tides this week, adding to the already high SF Bay water levels from El Nino, furthering the risk of flooding.
Contra Costa County has taken steps to prepare for the heavy rains. We urge residents to also prepare.
Check the County's new
Flood Preparedness Website
which has helpful details and links.
Clean gutters, downspouts, storm drains, ditches
Stock up on sandbags, if needed, based on your property's drainage
Get emergency supplies in order
Residents in West County can get sandbags at the West County Detention Facility, south side of parking lot, 5555 Giant Highway, Richmond.
Sandbags are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bring gloves, a shovel, and
someone to help you load them in the car.
Public Works staff are cleaning storm drains, ditches, and creek obstructions
The County operates 6 sandbag filling stations accessible 24/7 including the West County site listed above
Many local cities also supply sandbags; check yours
To report flooding or drainage issues
contact County Public Works at 925-313-7000 or email at
Channel 2 KTVU news vide
for helpful information from a recent press conference on the County's flood preparation including on how to fill a sandbag,
As we cheer the rains, it's important we also take steps to protect ourselves and our property from storm damage.
Supervisor, District One
Contra Costa County
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(New Phone Number)
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