Good afternoon, everyone. Hopefully, everyone is aware that a Category 5 storm is headed our way. Please see the link above. A Flood Watch is in effect from 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning through Friday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. High winds are forecasted with gusts up to 60 mph tomorrow morning through Thursday, January 5 at 4:00 p.m. Rainfall will be very heavy at times. While Winters has fared relatively well in recent storms, other areas of the County have already experienced localized flooding and power outages. The County will / has proactively declared a local state of emergency to prepare for potential emergency response activities.
Please batten down the hatches and make sure all lighter objects are moved against buildings or inside. Umbrellas are placed folded up and in garages if possible. Outdoor patio furniture and tools are brought inside or against structures. Light objects will blow around in strong winds. Please watch for downed tree limbs and utility lines and call 911 if you see downed utility lines. Do NOT drive through flooded roadways. Only 6” of swift water can move a car.
To reach Public Works during the day to report downed limbs, plugged drains, or an issue in the public right of way requiring immediate assistance, please contact City Hall’s main line at 530-795-4910. To contact Public Works after 5:00 p.m., please call 530-795-4561 and dispatch will contact PW call out.
There are sand bag supplies at the north end of East Street outside the City Corp Yard / Yolo Federal Credit Union. Please bring your own shovel.
Please take care out there.