Some floods develop slowly, while flash floods strike in minutes. Stay tuned to your radio (1530 AM and 107.3 FM) or TV when there is a possibility for flooding. You can also review your area's flood evacuation map (in External Links below.)
Please develop a plan with your family using tips from the City's Emergency Preparedness Personal Readiness web page, or the San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Service (External Links below.)
Flood Watch - Flooding is possible; stay tuned to radio or TV for information.
Flash Flood Watch - Flash flooding is possible and could occur without warning; stay tuned to radio or TV, and be prepared to move to higher ground.
Flood Warning - Flooding is occurring or about to occur.
Flash Flood Warning - A flash flood is occurring; get to higher ground if necessary.
Avoid camping in areas along streams and washes, especially during threatening conditions.
Sandbags to protect personal property are available from local home improvement stores. Please visit the San Joaquin County OES site (listed in External Links below) for sandbag availability.
To see proper placement and filling of sandbags, click on the Sandbag YouTube Training Video (External Links below.)
Unplug appliances and computers. Turn off air conditioners.
Stay away from metal fences, pipes, equipment, and machinery.
F.E.M.A.- Federal Emergency Management Agency
Ready.Gov - Provides disaster preparedness tips
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 12/10/2014