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City urges residents to be storm ready

Strong storms forecast through the weekend
By: Staff Report
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The city of Roseville urges residents to be ready for the strong storms forecast to move through the area beginning today and continuing through the weekend.

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for a large area of northern California. According to a city press release, this does not mean Roseville is expecting heavy or damaging flooding. The city has implemented several flood control improvements making the threat of widespread flooding much less likely.

Roseville’s Public Works crews continuously monitor creek levels and incoming storm models. Roseville’s creek stream gauges provide real-time information on the city’s website, which residents can monitor. Visit www.roseville.ca.us/streams.

City 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.

During significant rain storms, street flooding can occur because there’s too much water to get through the storm drain system or debris has blocked the drains. To report street flooding during regular business hours, call Roseville’s Street Maintenance Division at (916) 774-5790. For after hours and weekends, call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at (916) 774-5000.

Bike trails are subject to flooding during storm events, and trail users are advised to use caution. Some trails may be closed periodically during storms.

To report fallen trees during regular business hours, call (916) 774-5748 or on weekends between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. call (916) 759-9661. All other times, call the Police Department’s non-emergency number.

Stormy weather can also damage overhead power lines. Roseville Electric crews are on standby to respond to power outages any time of day and during inclement weather conditions. If you encounter a downed power line, don’t touch it, and call 911. To report an electric outage, call Roseville Electric’s outage hotline at (916) 774-5428.

Residents can help minimize storm-related power outages by properly storing lightweight outdoor furniture and accessories and removing outdoor debris to avoid those items being carried away into power lines by strong winds. For more information, visit www.roseville.ca.us/outages.