Dear Sweetwater Valley Civic Association Members and Community Representatives:
Multiple winter rain storms are hitting California, causing flooding damage throughout San Diego County. Local government districts and organizations have released important information regarding community safety during these storms. I’m sharing information about County large animal evacuation areas, and links about precautions, and rain safety tips from Alert San Diego.
Please read, share, and keep informed on how to stay safe in heavy rains and flooding, and tips on precautions to take before rain storms arrive.
Judy Tieber, President
Sweetwater Valley Civic Association
Large Animal San Diego County Evacuation Sites
The Department of Parks and Recreation locations throughout San Diego County are prepared to serve as large animal evacuation sites during emergencies. These sites are equipped to provide temporary shelter and care for horses and other large animals during times of crisis. In the event of a bad storm or flooding in your area, please consider relocating your horses to one of these designated evacuation sites to ensure their safety.
Letter from Chairwoman Nora Vargas
Please read the letter from Nora Vargas with links to forms to complete and submit for stormwater damage to your property. This information is vital for collecting data to assist in our efforts to seek aid from FEMA. Your input will greatly contribute to our ability to secure the necessary resources to aid our community in its recovery. Please share with those that may need it.
Tips to Stay Safe in Heavy Rains, Flooding
With hundreds of San Diegans already dealing with flood recovery and more rain predicted this week and next, everyone is encouraged to follow important safety and preparedness tips to deal with rain and floods.
Here is a collection of handy tips from the County, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and SDG&E to prepare for and respond to rain and flooding.
County Urging Public to Take Precautions as More Rains Arrive
People are still recovering from last week’s rains and floods. And weather officials are predicting potentially heavy rains starting Thursday. So County officials are urging the public to be safe.
Know your situation. If you don’t have to leave home, don’t. If you can work from home, do so.
If you don’t have to drive, stay off the streets and out of areas that could flood.
“If you live in a flood-prone area, take necessary precautions, protect your family and property, have a plan and a go kit so you are ready,” said County Emergency Services Director Jeff Toney.
Read more tips to stay safe here: