There is always the possibility of weather related hazards. Listed below are some of the most common hazards that occur during extreme weather.
Power outages may occur during stormy weather. For additional information about outages, please visit the Pacific Gas & Electric Company's web site listed under External Links below.
The City of Stockton is responsible for trees hazards within the city right-of-way. To report damaged or fallen trees/limbs, please contact the City of Stockton Public Works Department.
Street flooding may occur immediately after a significant downpour.
- To report street flooding for streets located within the City of Stockton, please contact the City of Stockton Municipal Service Center.
- To report street flooding for streets located County pockets, please contact San Joaquin County Public Works listed under External Links below.
Public Safety Information
There is a natural curiosity to want to view first-hand the rising water conditions. Local public safety agencies advise the following:
- Rising water is dangerous. Stay away from the water and off the levees.
Pedestrians and vehicles on levees are prohibited. They pose a danger to the public, and hinder the efforts of emergency response and monitoring agencies.
Flood Safety Tips
Stockton's Office of Emergency Services encourages all citizens to be prepared. Please visit the City of Stockton's Emergency Preparedness Floods web page for safety tips.
Sandbags for personal property protection are available from local home improvement stores. Please visit the San Joaquin County OES web site listed under External Links below for sandbag availability information.
For helpful instruction and how to information regarding proper placement and filling of sandbags, please click on the You Tube Sandbag Training Video web site listed under External Links below.
Disaster preparedness is essential for everyone. Please take the time to develop a plan with your family. Plan to survive during an emergency:
- Have a Portable Battery Powered AM/FM Radio
- Create an Evacuation Kit. A sample Evacuation Kit is listed on the City of Stockton Emergency Preparedness Personal Readiness web page.
- Plan for your Pets and Animals
Area Forecasts and Information
For weather information in the Stockton area, please see National Weather Service link listed under External Links below.
If an area is threatened, City of Stockton OES would declare an evacuation and the City of Stockton Police Department would begin the evacuation process by deploying personnel to evacuate the declared area in a safe and orderly manner. Pre-determined routes and methods have been developed for each area of the city. Once an area has been evacuated, no one will be allowed back into the area until the area has been determined safe by the appropriate agency.
For information about current storm information within San Joaquin County, please visit the San Joaquin County OES website listed under External Links below.
If you have questions about the current status in your area, you may contact the City of Stockton Office of Emergency Services,or, San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services listed under External Links below.
If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services (SJ- OES) or call (209) 953-6200
San Joaquin County Public Works Department or call (209) 468-3074
Pacific, Gas and Electric - Storms, Outages & Safety - or call 1-800-PGE-5000.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 12/3/2012