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Posted on: February 17, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Advisory: Potential Storm Impacts to Modesto

After a short break in the wet weather, the rainfall is coming back and will bring with it potential impacts to Modesto. Turlock Irrigation District continues to make releases to the Tuolumne River to accommodate water inflow to Don Pedro Reservoir in cooperation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Stanislaus County’s Office of Emergency Services.

The current weather system is forecasted to last through Saturday and will be followed by a short break Sunday. More rainfall is expected to return Monday and last through at least Tuesday. Saturated soils coupled with high winds Friday and Monday could potentially result in toppled trees and power lines.

In preparation for both storms and any additional releases from Don Pedro that may be necessary, the Modesto Fire Department, in conjunction with its partner agencies (Modesto Police Department, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District, Ceres Fire Department and American Medical Response) has activated an Incident Management Team (MCS IMT-1) to plan and prepare for any possible flooding or other storm-related events.

Residents should be prepared for the potential of additional regionalized flooding in the coming days. As always, residents are asked to avoid flooded roads, remain clear of fast-moving creeks and rivers, and follow all emergency signage.

Stay updated on current emergency notifications from the Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Services by registering for notifications. By signing up you can receive emergency notifications via text, phone call or email for your residence or another family member’s residence.


  • Up to 20 sandbags per household are available free to City of Modesto residents at the Corporation Yard located at 501 N. Jefferson Street. Call 209-342-2244 for more information.
  • City Tree Emergencies: call 209-342-2253.
  • Report Street Flooding: call 209-577-6200.
  • Report Traffic Signal or Street Light Outages: call 209-342-2297.
  • Downed Power Lines & Electrical Outages: call MID at 209-526-8222 or 888-897-8222.

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