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Winter Storm - Atmospheric River Event
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the LNU Lightning Complex burn scar from Tuesday, 1/26/21 at 4pm to Thursday, 1/28/21 at 5pm. Heavy rainfall over the Hennessey Fire in the LNU Lightning Complex burn scar is expected up to and during the period of the watch. Residents near the Hennessey Fire in the LNU Lightning Complex burn scar should prepare for potential flooding impacts. The heaviest rain is expected Tuesday, 1/26/21 midnight into Wednesday, 1/27/21 3am.
Click here for full weather watch. Click here for information on sand and sandbags.
The National Weather Service has also issued a High Wind Warning from 1/27/21 midnight to 1/27/21 noon. Strong and damaging winds could cause downed trees and tree limbs. Click here for full weather warning.
Click here for the current National Weather Service forecast.
All residents in the LNU Lightning Complex burn scar should have a Go Bag ready. Not sure what to pack? Visit, www.ready.gov/kit.
Solano County Public Works
has installed 10
roadside signs in areas that have been identified as
high-risk for flash flooding, mudflows, and debris flows.
See below for Safety Tips to Prepare for Flood After Fire
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SAFETY STEPS TO PREPARE
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Before the Storm:
| ||Determine if your home, business, schools, or necessary travel routes are in the at-risk areas by referring to the Hazard Map. |
| ||Learn the plan for your local school. Parents of school age children should contact their school district or visit their websites to learn what steps the district will take to ensure student safety. This may include school closures and evacuations. For a list of Solano County School Districts, click here. |
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Know all your local access roads and understand that some may be blocked by debris or water. Have an alternate route. Stay informed of road and highway conditions by visiting the following resources, Solano County Road Closures, 511 SF Bay and Caltrans Quick Map.
| ||Learn about debris flow by reading these Debris Flow FAQ. |
| ||Flood insurance: Most homeowners insurance does not cover floods or flows from natural disasters. Make sure your home is protected. Refer to the National Flood Insurance Program website at FEMA.gov/national-flood-insurance-program. Act now. Most flood insurance policies take up to 30 days to go into effect. |
| ||Have an emergency plan and a disaster kit ready to go and don’t forget to plan for your pets. For more information, ready.gov. |
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As a Storm Approaches:
| ||Heed all warnings/orders from public safety officials. Sign up for emergency alerts at AlertSolano.com. On Facebook follow, @SolanoOES and @AlertSolano. On Twitter follow, @SolanoOES and @AlertSolano. |
| ||Leave before any flows begin, this is the only safe time to leave. If debris flows, mud or water are already flowing, get higher than the flow, such as going to the highest floor in your home. |
| ||Monitor official weather reports and heed weather alerts. Understand that the weather where you are can be different than the weather where the flows start. To monitor visit, weather.gov/sto/ or on Facebook @NWSSacramento. |
| ||Never drive or walk into flood waters, mud or debris, and never go around barricades. It is impossible to know how deep the water or mud is just by looking at it and the depth can change quickly. |
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Protect your property and structures with sandbags and other methods to divert water from entering structures and reduce erosion on your property. Click here to see a list of unfilled sandbags and sand. To read the Solano County Water Agency’s Ready for the Flood Manual click here.
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As always, in case of emergency, dial 9-1-1.
California Standard Statewide Evacuation and Road Closure Terminology
| ||Types of Evacuation Orders |
|There is an immediate threat to life. It is a lawful order to leave now and the area is lawfully closed to public access. It is important to note that not all evacuation orders begin with an evacuation warning. |
|Evacuation Warning ||There is a potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and/or livestock are encouraged to leave now. |
|Shelter in Place ||Go indoors. Shut and lock your doors and windows and be prepared to self-sustain until further notice and/or you are contacted by emergency personnel for additional direction. |
| This is the formal announcement lifting evacuations in an area currently under evacuation. |
| || Types of Road Closures |
|Hard Closure ||Closed to all traffic except Fire and Law Enforcement. |
|Soft Closure ||Closed to all traffic except Fire, Law Enforcement and critical incident resources (i.e. utility, Caltrans, City/County Roads, or those needed to repair or restore infrastructure). |
|Resident Only |
|Soft closure with the additional allowance of residents and local government agencies assisting with response and recovery. |