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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Are You Prepared for a Flood in Your Neighborhood?

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The City of Fremont has a long history of flooding, dating back to the 1950’s. With winter storms on the horizon, there’s no better time than the present to prepare.

 

The City’s Street Maintenance Division, along with the collaboration of other City departments, has developed a storm response plan to be as prepared as possible.

Here are some ways you can better prepare.


What should you do before a flood?

Determine if your property is located in an area that is subject to flooding by using the following resources:

Purchase flood insurance on your property

Maintain gutters, inlets, channels, and pipes free of obstruction and debris

Protect your property from the hazards of flooding

Develop an evacuation plan for your family


What should you do during a flood?

  • Tune-in to local commercial radio or television stations and watch for Warning Bulletins and any corresponding emergency instructions such as those disseminated through the City’s Community Alert System, CodeRED®.
  • If dangerous flooding conditions are imminent, avoid driving a vehicle if possible. Do not attempt to drive or wade through deep pockets of water or running washes. Unstable banks should be avoided.
  • Avoid low-lying areas. Seek shelter in the highest areas possible.


What should you do after a flood?

  • Listen to the radio for emergency instructions
  • Avoid driving if possible
  • Follow established procedures for property damage repairs


Sandbags

Fremont residents and businesses may pick up a maximum of 10 sandbags per household/business at the following locations. Please Note: Bring your own shovel. The City provides the sand and bags.

City of Fremont Maintenance Yard

42551 Osgood Rd.

Fire Station No. 5

55 Hackamore Ln.

Fire Station No. 10

5001 Deep Creek Rd.


Important Contact Information

City of Fremont Maintenance

510-979-5700

Alameda County Flood Control

510-670-5500

Alameda County Water District

510-668-4200

Union Sanitary District

510-477-7500

Pacific Gas & Electric

800-743-5000


For more information on how you can be better prepared for the upcoming storm season, visit our Storm Watch site. You may also contact the City’s Maintenance Division at 510-979-5700 or by email, or the City of Fremont Flood Information Line at 510-494-4718 or by email.

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