The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services (SacOES) coordinates the overall Sacramento Countywide response to large scale incidents and disasters.
SacOES is responsible for alerting and notifying appropriate agencies when disaster strikes; coordinating all agencies that respond; ensuring resources are available and mobilized in times of disaster; developing plans and procedures in response to and recovery from disasters; and developing and providing preparedness materials for the public.
Additionally, SacOES administers and coordinates the Homeland Security grants for the county of Sacramento.
2017 January Storm Information
Due to a series of atmospheric rivers and warm storms that have melted snow, the Sacramento County area is experiencing impacts from high water volume along rivers, creeks and streams.
January 14 Update
January 13 Update
4:00 p.m. Update to Urgent Advisory: Glanville Track
Laguna Towne Hall Shelter will close at 8pm. However, the Red Cross will be on standby in case another shelter needs to be opened should conditions in Glanville change.
2:30 p.m. URGENT ADVISORY: Glanville Track
Snodgrass Slough levee failure is possible. Be prepared to evacuate people, pets and livestock to higher ground. An evacuation center is available at Laguna Town Hall (3020 Renwick Avenue) in west Elk Grove.
This is a dynamic situation that could change at any minute, possibly calling for evacuations. Be prepared with clothes, comfort items, medications, prescription glasses, specialty items for children and seniors.
Notification Area Boundary: Lambert Road to the north. Franklin Blvd to the east. Lost Slough to the south and west boundary is Snodgrass Slough.
January 12, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Crews have provided a temporary stable fix to the Lost Slough levee issue. Staff will continue to monitor the levee throughout the evening.
Although the issue is resolved, if the situation changes there could be calls for evacuations. Residents who have evacuated the area are encouraged to stay out of the area throughout the evening. Residents who have not evacuated may choose to leave. An evacuation center is open at Laguna Town Hall (3020 Renwick Avenue) in west Elk Grove.
Residents are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts at www.sacramento-alert.org.
January 12, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Red Cross has opened an additional evacuation center at Laguna Town Hall located at 3020 Renwick Avenue in west Elk Grove.
For direct alerts to your phone or email on flooding and evacuations please sign up for alerts at: www.sacramento-alert.org
January 11, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
River levels in the Sacramento area are forecast to recede later this afternoon and into the evening.
- The Sheriff’s Office has lifted the voluntary evacuation order for Rio Linda.
- Due to lack of demand and changes in the weather system, the evacuation center at Rio Linda High School closed at noon.
- Weather reports for today are less than a tenth of an inch of rain today. For tomorrow, predicting a tenth to two tenths an inch of rain.
Mokelumne River at New Hope Road:
- There are two levee breaches on the Moklumne River in Thornton at New Hope Road and a breach on Grizzly Slough at New Hope Road.
- The flow of water is spilling to the east into farmland, and no residences are threatened.
- Portions of New Hope Road near the breaches are closed.
- Officials are continuing to work and monitor the site.
- As of 11 a.m., the Cosumnes River has had overtoppings in four areas just east of Highway 99 between 99 and Wilton Road.
- Predictions are that Cosumnes River flows will be dropping below the flood stage at 12 feet early this afternoon.
- Dillard Road near the river is closed with flooding now carrying onto Highway 99.
- Sheriff and County staff will continue to monitor the river.
- Due to lack of demand and changes in the weather system, the evacuation center at the Elk Grove site (Pavillions) will close at 4 p.m.
- Weather report for Wilton—light showers today, less than a tenth of an inch of rain; tomorrow morning through noon predicting 1/3 inch of rain.
- Gibson Ranch has reopened.
January 10, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Cosumnes River @ Wilton is forecast to reach flood stage this p.m. Wilton residents should prepare to evacuate: http://bit.ly/2jrC6vw
SACRAMENTO COUNTY NEWS RELEASES
Countywide Water Levels: Sacramento County Rainfall and Stream Level Information System: https://sacflood.org
- We are expecting worsening weather conditions; residents should be prepared for evacuation by putting together a plan and supplies including: comfort items, clothing, medication, prescription glasses, items for infants or unique needs.
- Lost Slough - Although the levee issue is resolved, if the situation changes there could be calls for evacuations. Residents who have evacuated the area are encouraged to stay out of the area throughout the evening. Residents who have not evacuated may choose to leave. An evacuation center is open at Laguna Town Hall (3020 Renwick Avenue) in west Elk Grove.
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