March 21, 2019

Winter Weather & Sand Bag Information

sandbag station

Weather forecasts call for heavy rain and change of localized flooding. Be mindful that high tide conditions can cause storm drains to back up onto City streets. Most of the time, the water will dissipate as the tide drops.

If you are in need of sandbags, Public Works crews will monitor and replenish supplies at our self-serve sandbag station. Below are a number of useful resources, including sandbag information, who to call about flooding, and how to protect your property.

For the latest official alerts and warnings, use the NWS Weather Forecast link in the right sidebar.

Self- Serve Sandbags

Free sandbag station is available to Suisun City residents in the parking lot behind City Hall and Police Headquarters at 701 Civic Center Blvd. adjacent to the Solano Yacht Club.  This is a self-service station that provides sand, empty bags and one shovel.  Bring additional shovels and assistance as you require.  Public Works monitors this site, and supplies additional sand as needed.

Google Map to Suisun City Sandbag Station
GIS Map of Regional Stations

 Flooding Contacts

If you experience emergency flooding, please use the following contact numbers:

  • From 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 707-421-7349 or 707-421-7209 (Public Works Operations Division)
  • After 3:30 p.m., 707-421-7373 (Police & Fire Dispatch)

Do not call 911 to report flooding unless rising water poses an immediate threat to life or safety.

We’ve Prepared

The Suisun City Public Works Operations Division has taken a number of steps to prepare the City’s infrastructure ahead of the storms season.

  • Crews have inspected problem flood areas and cleared debris to minimize storm drain blockages.
  • Sandbags were delivered to the parking lot behind Police Headquarters. Crews will replenish that supply as needed.
  • The Street Crew has systematically cleaned the storm basins and drainage ditches within the City to enhance its capacity.
  • All equipment has been inspected and prepped for deployment, including pumps, hoses and generators.
  • Crews are prepared for regular patrols and inspections of known hotspots during storm events to identify potential flooding early and focus the appropriate attention to prevent flooding problems.
  • Additional “Flood Watch” procedures, including increased street patrols, will be activated as events warrant.
  • Both the Suisun City Police and Fire departments are prepared to respond to any emergency situation that may arise during the storms.

What Residents Can Do

All Suisun City residents should use caution during periods of heavy weather.

  • Stay away from flood control channels. Rushing water is extremely dangerous.
  • Patrol your property looking for debris clogging drainage systems. Remove the debris as necessary.
  • Collect and properly dispose of heavy leaf falls on your property to minimize the risk of localized flooding.
  • Remove leaves collected in street gutters.
  • Use sandbags and plastic sheeting to protect flood-prone entrances to your home before the rains begin.
  • Do not engage in any corrective actions that would pose a risk to your health or safety. Call for help!
  • Drive slowly and carefully.
  • Stay tuned to local radio and television news sources for the latest weather information. KUIC (95.3 FM) is the main local station carrying Solano County’s emergency notices.

Wildlife and Drought

Because of the extremely dry weather, residents also may notice raccoons or other wildlife are more active foraging in the community. Please leave the animals alone, and notify the Police Department of any need for assistance with animal issues at 707-421-7373.

Wildfire Areas

Be mindful if you are in or driving through areas burned by the recent wildfires that additional runoff is to be expected from barren hillsides. This activity may result in debris flows into local creeks and streams or across roadways during rain events.

Drive with extra caution and awareness through these areas.

Post expires at 12:00 am on April 4, 2019