Hazardous Weather Conditions
- For up-to-date Flood Watch information, please go to www.weather.gov and enter your zip code.
- 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 Releases from the Bureau of Reclamation
- 2/27/19: The Bureau of Reclamation is increasing releases into Sacramento River for storage management. Individuals downstream of Keswick Dam should take appropriate safety precautions.
- For details and updates, please see: 211norcal.org/reclamation-increasing-releases-2019
- According to Shasta County Department of Public Works, as of Monday afternoon (3/11/19), Whiskey Creek Road is still closed from just North of the boat ramp to Pioneer Road. No estimated time of reopening. If you have questions please call 530-225-5661.
- 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.
Important Press Releases regarding recent snow storm
- From Shasta County HHSA 2/25/19: PR Replacement CalFresh benefits
- From City of Redding 2/22/19: Opening of Residential “Door-Yard” Burning
- From City of Redding 2/20/19: Reporting Storm Damaged Trees and Branches
- From Office of Emergency Services 2/17/19: OES 021719 NEWS RELEASE
- From Office of Emergency Services 2/15/19: OES 021519 NEWS RELEASE
- Storm Debris Disposal 2/15/19: Press Release – Storm Debris
- From Office of Emergency Services 2/14/19: OES 021419 NEWS RELEASE
- Carbon Monoxide Warning 2/13/19: Carbon Monoxide warning 2-13-2019
Places to go to stay warm
- Redding Library hours are Mon-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm. Located at 1100 Parkview, Redding. View other public libraries HERE.
- Good News Rescue Mission is open to all regardless of its 30 day on and off rule due to severe weather. Located at 3100 S. Market St., Redding.
- Red Cross Shelter at the Shasta District Fairgrounds closed Sunday, 2/17/19, at noon.
Damage to Home
- If your home has been made uninhabitable due to recent weather conditions and fallen trees, 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 contact Mark Christ, 530-245-7136. Shasta County (outside Redding): www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/housing_index/housing_rehab.aspx – please contact Wendy Taylor, 530-245-6433.
- PG&E residential customers who were without power for at least 48 hours due to severe storm conditions may qualify for a payment. The PG&E Safety Net program pays $25 to $100 automatically 45 to 60 days after a storm outage. If you are not a PG&E customer, please check with your utility company to see what programs are available.
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.