The flood control program maintains all storm drain facilities and creeks within the City and coordinates emergency response during heavy storms. Program goals are 1) a well-designed and well-maintained storm drainage system which prevents loss of life and minimizes property damage from flooding and 2) a creek system maintained in its natural state. This program has two major activities:
- Storm drain and creek maintenance
Cleaning and maintaining creeks and storm drainage facilities; constructing various improvements to stabilize creek banks; locating underground storm drainage facilities for Underground Service Alert; coordinating cooperative creek maintenance among property owners and public agencies; inspecting waterways passing through private property for litter and pollution.
- Storm emergency response
Responding to calls for emergency assistance during and after heavy storms; distributing sandbags during heavy storms.
For more information on how to prepare for winter storms, please see our Get Ready SLO pages.These includes a Winter Weather Guide, a Flood Preparation Guide, Sand Bag information and SLO's Flood Zone Map. Visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) site for more information.
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