Hazardous Weather Conditions
- The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch in effect Monday (4/8) afternoon through this evening.
- Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Never attempt to cross a flooded roadway. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car, while 2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. It is never safe to drive or walk into flood waters.
News Release from Bureau of Reclamation
- Notice from City of Redding Public Works, 04/09/2019 8:40am: The latest storm system moving into our area has caused enough water accumulation to prompt the Bureau of Reclamation to begin releasing an excess amount of water from Keswick Dam. At this time, The City of Redding Public Works Department will not close Park Marina Drive. Residents are advised to practice caution while travelling today. A portion of Park Marina Drive between Locust Street and Parkview Avenue is an area that has been known to flood when excessive water is released from the dam. While today’s release of 40,000 cfs is below the threshold, all businesses and residents in the area are encouraged to be aware of the potential for flooding, and be aware that City crews may need to close the road in the event flooding occurs. In the event the Public Works Department closes that portion of the roadway, residents will need to find an alternate route to work, and prepare for excess water in parking lots and the roadway.
- For local highway conditions, call CalTrans District 2 Hotline: 530-225-3452 or visit www.dot.ca.gov/d2 (you can also download QuickMap app on phone).
- Download: Sandbag Locations 2-13-2019
- For tips and resources on how to reduce the risk of flooding and mudslides on properties in the wildfire burned areas, visit shastareddingrecovers.org. Click the “Get Rain Ready” icon.
Flood Reporting and Concerns
- Shasta County Sheriff’s Office: 530-245-6000 (24/7) or Shasta County Public Works: 530-225-5661 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) to report flooding outside City of Redding.
- Redding Police Department non-emergency: 530-225-4564 (24/7) or City of Redding Public Works: 530-224-6068 (Mon-Fri 7am-3pm; after hours answering service) to report flooding inside City of Redding.
- Shascom non-emergency: 530-245-6540.
- In the case of an emergency call 9-1-1.
- In the case of a power outage information please contact your power company: REU 530-743-5000, PG&E 800-743-5000, Shasta Dam Area Public Utility 530-275-7400.
- For updates on power restoration for REU, visit www.facebook.com/ReddingElectric. For PG&E updates go to m.pge.com/#outages.
- City of Redding Storm Drain Utility customers call 530-224-6068 (24/7) for clogged drains.
- For local highway conditions call CalTrans District 2 Hotline: 530-225-3452 or visit www.caltrans2.info.
- For flood preparation, response and recovery information, visit: www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/flood.
- For flood relief, call American Red Cross: 855-891-7325. Provides immediate emergency response services such as shelter, food, clothing, and supplies to those affected by local disasters such as floods. Also provides information about how to file claims for loss and damage reimbursement, and information about rebuilding assistance.
- If home is flooded, know what to be aware of when re-entering a flooded home: emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/mold/reenter.asp.