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Preparing for Rainstorms

During heavy rain, American Canyon is subject to flooding problems along our natural creeks and drainage that traverse the area. We encourage our residents to proactively prepare for the storms which can cause flooding and power outages.

We may experience minimal flooding (pooling) in low lying areas. Please drive slowly and use caution in areas where flooding is apparent. If heavy rains and flooding threatens our community, we will share tips on what to do and updates on storm conditions via Nixle, our website, City Manager Updates, Facebook, and Nextdoor.

 If you see downed wires or a hazardous situation, call 911 immediately. All other problems, such as clogged storm drains and downed trees, may be reported by calling (707) 995-8674.

Sandbags

We host self-serve sandbag stations year round at two locations. All you need to bring are gloves and a shovel! If your property has experienced water runoff into your home or driveway you are encouraged to be prepared by seeking sand and sandbags should you need them. We encourage you to fill up in advance of a significant rain event rather than wait until flooding issues occur.

  •  City Hall - 4381 Broadway Street
  • Corp Yard - 205 Wetlands Edge Road (only open during business hours)

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*The information on this website is provided under the California Emergency Services Act (California Government Code section 8550 et seq.) and for informational purposes only. The information on this website: (1) is necessarily general and not intended to be a complete guide to all things that can or should be done in the event of an emergency, (2) is subject to change at any time including in the event of an emergency, and (3) may not apply to your specific needs and/or circumstances in the event of an emergency. Emergency preparedness is your responsibility. Relevant information regarding a particular emergency may be different than the information provided on this website. All persons should consult relevant authorities for information regarding a particular emergency. There are many sources of information for emergency preparedness and all persons should consult as many resources as possible.

 

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