Our thanks to the folks at the California Department of Water Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for participating in the Flood Aware Flood Prepare Fair yesterday at Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Yuba City, an event conducted during the California Flood Preparation Week.
DWR made a significant investment in bringing a display about their work on the spillways at Oroville Dam and a working model of a flood plain that helps people understand the impact of too much water all at once. And FEMA sent a representative to help people understand the National Flood Insurance Program.
We also want to thank our partners in the community who participated in the event. The Yuba City Fire Department had information on evacuation routes, a guide to being prepared for all sorts of emergencies, and how to sign up for their emergency alert system: Rapid Notify.
The Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency provided an update on the emergency levee work at Yuba City, which will wrap up in about two weeks, and the UC Davis Ag Extension program had a display about how last winter’s erosion on the Feather River impacted farmlands along the river.
Our Office of Emergency Management coordinated the fair and provided assistance to fair goers in signing up for emergency alerts from the Sutter County Operational Area by texting their zip code to 888-777. About 27,000 people in Sutter County are signed up to receive such alerts. Try it, it’s easy. And you can add as many zip codes as you like.