FLOOD ALERT ISSUED by Sheriff and National Weather Service

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 04, 2017 / comments

A very significant storm is expected to bring flooding and the Office of Emergency Service has issued this alert:

**IMPORTANT STORM INFORMATION**

The Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services is issuing the following information in conjunction with NOAA - National Weather Service (https://www.facebook.com/NWSSacramento/).

Prepare Now for Significant Rain and Flooding This Weekend-Early Next Week

An atmospheric river will take aim for California this weekend with heavy precipitation, high snow levels and soils that are already saturated from recent storms. Moderate precipitation starts Saturday (7th), but the brunt of storm will be Sunday and Monday. Majority of the precipitation will fall as rain in the mountains as snow levels rise above 8000 feet. This is going to be some of the more significant flooding we've seen in the past decade...areas may flood that haven't seen impacts for several years. Use the break in the weather late Thursday and Friday to prepare. Keep in mind that flooding will take several days to recede in some areas after the rain stops.

SAND BAG LOCATIONS:

El Dorado County Fire Station #17
6430 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines, Ca. 95726

El Dorado County Fire Station #19
4429 Pleasant Valley Road, Placerville, Ca. 95667

El Dorado County Fire Station #21
4040 Carson Road, Camino, Ca. 95709

El Dorado County Fire Station #72
7200 Florian Court, Cool, Ca. 95614

Pioneer Fire Station #38
7061 Mt. Aukum Road, Somerset, Ca. 95684

Diamond Springs/El Dorado Fire Station #49
501 Main Street, Diamond Springs, Ca. 95619

Garden Valley Fire Station #51
4860 Marshall Road, Garden Valley, Ca. 95633

Rescue Fire Station #83
5221 Deer Valley Road, Rescue, Ca. 95672

El Dorado Hills Fire Station #85
1050 Wilson Boulevard, El Dorado Hills, Ca. 95762

Cameron Park Fire Station #89
3200 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, Ca. 95682

TAHOE:

Dept of Transportation Yard
1121 Shakori Drive. Meyers, CA 96150

 

The National Weather Service Issued this notice.

One product issued by NWS for: 5 Miles SSE Diamond Springs CA


 

Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
237 PM PST WED JAN 4 2017

...VERY SIGNIFICANT RAIN TOTALS SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA...INCLUDING  THE FOLLOWING BURNEY BASIN .../ EASTERN SHASTA COUNTY...  CARQUINEZ STRAIT AND DELTA...CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY...CLEAR  LAKE/SOUTHERN LAKE COUNTY...MOTHERLODE...MOUNTAINS  SOUTHWESTERN SHASTA COUNTY TO NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY...NORTHEAST  FOOTHILLS/SACRAMENTO VALLEY...NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY...  NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY...SHASTA LAKE AREA / NORTHERN  SHASTA COUNTY...SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY...WEST SLOPE  NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA AND WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK.

* AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER WILL LIKELY PRODUCE A PROLONGED PERIOD OF  OCCASIONALLY INTENSE RAINFALL WITH SNOW LEVELS ABOVE 7000 TO  8000 FEET LATE SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY. AMOUNTS NOT SEEN SINCE  DECEMBER 2005.

* COASTAL RANGE, SHASTA COUNTY MOUNTAINS, AND CENTRAL VALLEY: A  TOTAL OF 5 TO 8 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE  OVER HIGHER TERRAIN WHILE THE VALLEY IS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE 2 TO  5 INCHES. THE GREATEST VALLEY AMOUNTS MAY BE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN  SACRAMENTO AND NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEYS.

* WEST SLOPE SIERRA NEVADA: A TOTAL OF 8 TO 15 INCHES OF  ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* A COMBINATION OF INTENSE RAIN AND SATURATED SOILS WILL LEAD TO  EXCESSIVE RUNOFF. FLOODING OF UNREGULATED RIVERS, SUCH AS  COSUMNES RIVER, AS WELL AS FLOODING OF CREEKS, STREAMS, URBAN  AREAS AND FARMLAND IS LIKELY. MAINSTEM RIVERS WILL BE AT ELEVATED  LEVELS. TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT WITH SOME ROADS COVERED   BY WATER. TURN AROUND, DO NOT DROWN.

* RECENT BURN SCARS MAY HAVE DEBRIS FLOWS FROM THE PROLONGED AND   OCCASIONALLY INTENSE RAIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.