- National Weather Service:
- Remember to Turn around, don’t drown! 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 most cars and just 2 feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.
- 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.
- We have no information regarding free sandbag distribution sites at this time. Sandbags can be purchased at Axner’s Excavating, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Sunrise Excavating & Paving, or Vic Hannan Landscaping.
- 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.
- CalTrans: For local highway conditions, visit www.dot.ca.gov/d2 (you can also download QuickMap app on phone). Twitter: twitter.com/CaltransD2.
Places to go to stay warm
- Public Libraries: Find your closest public library HERE.
- Good News Rescue Mission: Find information HERE.
Damage to Home
- If your home has been made uninhabitable due to recent weather conditions, 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. Also provides information about how to file claims for loss and damage reimbursement, and information about rebuilding assistance.
- Emergency home repair programs are available for those who qualify. City of Redding: www.cityofredding.org/home/showdocument?id=11165 – please call 530-225-4040. Shasta County (outside Redding): www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/housing_index/housing_rehab.aspx – please call 530-245-6433.
General Winter Weather related resources
- Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency offers tips for Extreme Cold Safety HERE.
- DisasterAssistance.gov provides a number of winter-related resources available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, FEMA’s Ready.gov, the National Weather Service and the American Red Cross to help you prepare for and recover from severe winter weather HERE.
If you need further assistance, please call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211. In the case of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.