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Posted on: January 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] City of Modesto Issues Storm Warning

Forecasts from the National Weather Service are calling for notable changes in the weather for Northern California this weekend. In the Modesto area we expect to experience from 1.5"-3" over the weekend with the heaviest rainfall expected to arrive Saturday afternoon and last through Monday morning. In this storm, winds are a concern as well. We are expecting sustained winds between 15-20 mph and gusts up to 40mph. We anticipate localized flooding and the possibility of downed trees through the weekend. We are closely watching the area where Dry Creek and the Tuolumne River converge. While we have been informed that flows should be manageable there is a possibility of localized flooding.

The safety and well-being of our residents is our number one priority. We have been watching this storm for the better part of this week.  When storm events occur, several City departments work in tandem to prepare and respond. Police, Fire, Parks, Utilities and Public Works have increased weekend staffing to manage and respond to emergencies. Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Services is in communication with state and local jurisdictions and the National Weather Service. Storm related calls will be prioritized. Emergencies will be responded to first.

In the event of a storm related event, please be aware of the information below.

For life-threatening situations or structural damage, dial 9-1-1.

City Trees: Crews will be on-call throughout the week.  To report downed City trees or broken limbs, call the Forestry Division at (209) 342-2253.

Storm Water Drainage: The City’s Storm Water Collections crews respond to reports of street flooding and address problems as they arise.  To report flooding on City streets, contact the Storm Water Collection Division’s 24-hour number at (209) 577-6200.

Sand Bags: Sand bags are available for FREE for Modesto residents at the City of Modesto, Streets Division, 501 N. Jefferson Street. (209) 342-2244 (These may not be requested via the GoModesto! Application)

Light Outages: Any traffic signal or street light outages may be reported at (209) 342-2297.  Downed power lines and electrical outages, call MID at (209) 526-8222 or (888) 997-8222.

*The GoModesto! City Services mobile app allows residents to submit service requests and report issues directly to the City using a smart phone, tablet or desktop computer. The app is downloadable for free on Android and Iphone devices.

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