The National Weather Service has reported an incoming storm of high wind and rain intensity. It is expected to be one of the strongest storms since 2008 and will hit Valley communities with up to 3 inches of rain and up to 60 mile an hour gusts.
Storms of this intensity can cause flood damage, knock down trees, cause power outages, and create hazardous driving conditions. I encourage everyone to safeguard themselves, their families, and their pets by staying informed and being prepared. Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make the difference when seconds count.
The following websites provide useful information on storm preparedness and other helpful guides.
- California Office of Emergency Services (CAL OES): Winter Storm Preparedness Tips
- California Department of Transportation (Caltrans): Highway Conditions
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) : How To Prepare For A Winter Storm
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Emergency Preparedness and Response
- American Red Cross: Winter Storm Preparedness
You can follow the storm via the National Weather Service website. Local efforts to respond to storms, large scale emergencies, and other disasters are coordinated via the following County Offices of Emergency Services (OESs).
If there is any way that I can help you get in contact with your local Office of Emergency Services, the California Office of Emergency Services, or other state agencies, please do not hesitate to contact my Stockton District Office at (209) 948-7930 or Modesto District Office at (209) 576-6273.
Senator, 5th District