FLOODS AND RAIN
Yuba County is susceptible to
heavy rain during the winter season. You will be warned by
law enforcement officers using sound vehicles if an
evacuation is required. Information would also be available
over the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) radio system. If
you need to evacuate from home, take along your emergency
kit and other essential items. See
the Preparedness Educational
Resources page for tips on preparing an emergency kit
and family plan.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has specific information on what steps should be followed when returning to your residence or business after a flood. Information is available by clicking on the links below:
- California Department of Water Resources Flood & Safety Topics
- FEMA Flood Information - FEMA information as floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states.
- Ready America - Floods - Provides additional information on flooding which is the nation's most common natural disaster. It's important to be prepared for flooding no matter where you live, but particularly if you are in a low-lying area, near water or downstream from a dam. Even a very small stream or dry creek bed can overflow and create flooding.
- California Hospital Association - Flood Preparedness for hospitals is discussed by the CHA.
For information on protecting or mitigating potential flood damage, please refer to the links below:
The California Data Exchange
Center (CDEC) installs, maintains, and operates an extensive hydrologic
data collection network including automatic snow reporting gages for the
Cooperative Snow Surveys Program and precipitation and river stage
sensors for flood forecasting.
The California Nevada River Forecast Center (CNRFC) is
one of 13 National Weather Service River Forecast Centers in the United
States. The CNRFC has hydrologic forecast responsibility for California,
most of Nevada, and a portion of southern Oregon.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
weather and Storm Watch
Federal Emergency Management Agency declared disaster
and emergency information
California Department of Transportation highway
conditions and traffic cameras
The World Health Organization is the United Nations
specialized agency for health.