Getting ready for winter: Flood Aware, Flood Prepare


Local and state government agencies are getting ready for winter, and we recommend you do, too.

That’s the premise of Flood Aware, Flood Prepare, a publication that will be inserted in this Saturday morning’s edition of The Appeal-Democrat, and the Flood Aware, Flood Prepare Fair being held next Wednesday, October 25, at the Sutter County Veteran’s Memorial Building in Yuba City.

The publication will include a pull out section on emergency preparedness, an update on fixes to the spillway at Oroville Dam, the status of repairs to Feather River levees, and information on flood insurance.

The Flood Aware, Flood Prepare Fair is an open house, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It will feature emergency preparedness information, an exhibit on the Oroville Dam spillway construction, a model of what happens in a flood, information on flood insurance, and information on how to sign up for emergency notifications based on where you live, and where to find sand and sand bags.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency will provide an update on the progress of emergency repairs to three miles of levee at Yuba City.

The Veteran’s Memorial Building is located at 1425 Veteran’s Memorial Circle, east of Yuba City Hall and just a few yards northeast of the new Courthouse building off Civic Center Boulevard.

The publication and fair are being conducted during California’s Flood Preparedness Week, which runs from October 21-October 27.