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Posted on: January 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Storm Approaching, Take Precautions

flooded road

The Bay Area is bracing for another major storm, beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Please take precautions to stay safe, Concord!

Sandbags

Meteorologists tracking this storm say flooding in some parts of the Bay Area is likely, as we saw with the last big storm on Dec. 31.  

Concord maintains a 24-hour sandbagging station at its Corporation Yard, located at 1455 Gasoline Alley, and sandbags are free to Concord residents. Residents who are unable to fill their own, such as seniors and persons with disabilities, can make arrangements to pick up pre-filled bags by calling (925) 671-3448. 

To report flooding on a City street, please use our Concord Connect mobile app. If you have a flood emergency on your street, please call (925) 671-3448. 

Use Caution

Remember to stay away from the low-water areas, creeks, and floodplains; and be aware that high winds and saturated grounds can combine to cause trees and branches to fail suddenly.  

When out and about (walking or driving) be aware of your surroundings and stay clear of trees during the storm. You can report trees blocking travel lanes using the app or the number above.  

Please stay away from downed power lines. Always assume they are energized and dangerous. Report downed lines to 911. 

Power Outages 

With heavy rain and strong winds in the forecast, it is possible that Concord could experience a power outage. Residents are encouraged to make sure electronic devices are charged up in the event of an outage. Outage information will be available for viewing on PG&E's outage map. In addition, there are emergency preparedness safety tips available through PG&E's Safety Action Center.

Drive Safely 

Driving through a flooded area puts your vehicle at risk for stalling out and becoming stuck in the water, so please do not drive through standing water.  

If you are driving and you hit standing water and begin to hydroplane, immediately take your foot off of the gas pedal and let your vehicle slow until you regain control. When driving in heavy storm conditions, give yourself plenty of extra time to get to your destination and maintain a safe distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. If your windshield wipers are on, your headlights MUST be on as well. 

Stay Up-to-Date 

Continue to follow our social media pages for updates, and subscribe to the County’s Community Warning System for emergency alerts.

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