Winter Storms

Preparing for Winter Storms and Flooding
The City of Fremont has a long history of flooding dating back to the 1950’s. Now that El Nino is here, are you prepared?

The City's Efforts
The City has developed a storm response plan to be as prepared as possible. Over the years, the City of Fremont has effectively managed storms of all sizes. City staff is prepared and will closely monitor all severe weather events as they unfold—adjusting staffing levels, emergency response, and public messaging accordingly. The City Manager’s Office in coordination with the Fremont Police Department and Fremont Fire Department Public Information Officers will provide our community with general information and safety messages throughout the winter storm season.

rain puddles

Monitor Storm Drains
We need your help! Storm drains have limited capacity and flooding may occur in low lying areas.  Since Public Works crews may be delayed in responding to reports of flooding, based on the severity of the storm, residents can help by:

  • Checking drainage systems and removing debris as necessary.
  • Collecting and properly disposing of heavy leaf falls before the storm occurs.
  • Removing leaves and debris from storm drain inlets with a rake or shovel.
  • Using sandbags and plastic sheeting to protect flood-prone entrances to homes.
  • Driving slowly and carefully, particularly where water has accumulated on roadways.  Never drive into a large body of standing water.
  • Staying tuned to local radio and television news sources for the latest weather information and the City’s website and social media accounts for Fremont specific updates.
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Fremont residents and businesses may pick up a maximum of 10 sandbags (per household/business), if needed. You must bring your own shovel. Visit our sandbags page for complete details.

shoveling sandbags
Sand and sandbags

Contact Information and Resources

Phone Number
Emergency 9-1-1
Storm Related Issues:
(tree hazards, flooding, storm drains, etc.) 
Fremont Police
510-790-6800 and select option 3
Alameda County Flood Control
(flood control channels)
510- 670-5500
PG&E 24-Hour Emergency  1-800-PGE-5000

Fremont Fire 

510-494-4200 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, excluding holidays)
925-422-7594 (Non-Emergency Fire-related)

Union Sanitary District 510-477-7500
Alameda County Water District 510-668-4200
Follow Us on Social Media
Follow the City of Fremont, Fremont Police, and Fremont Fire on social media to stay informed and be prepared.
View our Preparing for a Flood flier.