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Prepare Ahead for Storms

October 25, 2021

Oceanside crews have been making storm preparations a priority. The clearing of storm drains is on going, and the City's emergency responders have plans in place and will be monitoring flood-prone areas. Public Works will continue to evaluate streets and remove debris from roads and storm drains when the next storm arrives. The Water Unitlities Department is ensuring that the City's water and sewer infrastructure is as prepared as possible for expected heavy rainfall, such as lowering the reservoir levels to ensure excess capacity.

Does your family or business have an emergency plan? Are you prepared to possible flooding?

  • If your home or buiness is flood-prone, pick up sandbags now, before it rains. Free sand and sandbags are offered to Oceanside residents at Moody's Recycling at El Corazon, Located at 3210 Oceanside Blvd. Moody's also has free sand and bags, or pre-filled sandbags for $2/each. Video tips on filling and stacking sandbags to divert flow away from your property.
  • Learn what steps to take before, during and after a flood.
  • Make a family emergency plan
  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit
  • Sign up for mobile AlertSD phone alerts, stay tuned to TV or radio weeather updates
  • When possible, stay off roads during heavy rain periods
  • Never drive through a flooded area, turn around, don't don't drown