Emergency Preparedness

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We want to be prepared to protect you in the event of an emergency or disaster. The City of
West Sacramento coordinates local flood preparedness and emergency planning events.

Prior to the rainy season each year, for example, the City holds planning and coordination meetings
with all state and county agencies and local reclamation districts.

The meetings include all stakeholders involved in flood preparedness, levee patrols, warning,
evacuation, rescue, flood fighting, care and shelter, disaster recovery and related readiness activities.

Evacuation Information

If you are required to evacuate your home, this is a list of a few things you should do before leaving
For a full list of recommended steps and the City's flood/natural disaster evacuation plan, please click


City Evacuation Map (PDF)
North Evacuation Route (PDF)
South Evacuation Route (PDF)

For additional emergency planning resources, please visit
caloes.ca.gov or fema.gov.
For the City of West Sacramento Fire Department's Emergency Preparedness site, please click here.
For current river levels, please visit cnrfc.noaa.gov
For current river stage maps, please visit cdec.water.ca.gov
Sign up for emergency alerts here.

Graphic showing flood waters in the Sacramento and Yolo Bypass

Protect Your Property From the Hazard

Maintaining the Drainage System
Levee failure isn't the only possibility of flooding in the city.  Localized flooding is also a threat.  Proper maintenance of the city's drainage system is essential to reap the full economic and environmental benefits of the system.  You can do your part by

  • checking the areas around your property that are prone to flooding. 
  • For subsurface systems, regularly make sure outlet ditches are not blocked with sediment and inlet covers are not sealed with debris. 
  • With surface drainage systems, regularly inspect the outlet channel and ditches after each heavy rain and remove silt deposits or other obstructions.  Brushy types of vegetation, such as cattails, willows, and cottonwoods, are a menace to surface ditches. Cut or spray them once or twice each year as needed.