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City: Crews Ready for Coming Storms

Officials encourage the public to stay aware of creek levels and to report any storm related street flooding or fallen trees.

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City officials advise Roseville residents to report street flooding and to check area creek levels during the area's three impending storm systems, according to City Spokesperson Brian Jacobson.  

Northern California is expected to be hit with a series of strong storms beginning today through the weekend, reports the National Weather Service.

Very heavy rainfall predictions --  from 12 to 20 inches -- prompted the weather service to issue a flood watch for a large area of Nothern California. 

"City of Roseville crews are on alert and ready to respond to rapidly changing conditions and emergencies such as downed trees or power lines and possible localized flooding," states the city's website.

Residents can report street flooding to the city's street maintenance division by calling (916) 774-5790.

They can report fallen trees to maintenance crews by calling 774-5748, or by calling 759-9661 during the weekend between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

The public can view creek levels, monitored by the city's creek stream gauges and city public works crews, in real-time online  here

Roseville has a history of flooding along Cirby, Linda and Dry creeks. In 1986, 209 structures incurred flood damage. In 1995, floodwaters damaged 358 buildings. However, less than seven percent of the city is within a floodplain.

Since 1986, city officials and engineers have worked with FEMA and the Placer County Flood Control District to mitigate possible future flooding. 

"We are the only city in the entire country to be awarded FEMA's highest flood protection rating because of all the work that has been completed," Jacobson said. 

Roseville Electric crews reportedly are on standby to respond to any damaged overhead power lines or possible power outages during the storms.  

Utility users can report power outages to Roseville Electric’s outage hotline by calling 774-5428.

Utility officials ask residents to properly store lightweight outdoor furniture and accessories and to remove outdoor debris. 

Avoid down power lines and report them immediately to 911 operators, the city's website says. 

Any calls regarding street flooding after regular business hours or on the weekend, should be made to the city police department's non-emergency number, 774-5000.

Bike trail users should use caution during the storms, and can expect possible bike trail closures. 


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