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 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
- See general emergency flood and sandbag information at: www.tehamacountypublicworks.ca.gov/flood/emergencies.html
- PDF on how to fill sandbags HERE.
- View latest info about road closures at: www.tehamacountypublicworks.ca.gov/closures.html.
- 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).
For flood reporting and concerns
- Tehama County Public Works: 530-385-1462
- Tehama County Sheriff’s Office: 530-529-7900 (24/7)
- Tehama County Fire: 530-528-5199
- In the case of an emergency: 9-1-1
Flood related resources
- 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.
- For power outage information please contact your power company. PG&E customers call 800-743-5000.
- For PG&E updates or to sign up for alerts, go to: m.pge.com/#outages.
- PG&E residential customers who have been 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.
- 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.