The City of Stockton encourages citizens to use this checklist to prepare you and your family for upcoming storms and other natural disasters:
If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
If an area is threatened, the City Office of Emergency Services would declare an evacuation. The City Police Department begins the evacuation process by deploying personnel to evacuate the declared area in a safe and orderly manner.
Pre-determined routes and methods have been developed for each area of the city. Once an area has been evacuated, no one will be allowed back into the area until it has been declared safe by the appropriate agency.
Power outages may occur during stormy weather. Report power outages directly to PG&E. For additional info about outages, visit the Pacific Gas & Electric site (see External Links below.)
A natural curiosity exists to view firsthand rising water condition, but local public safety agencies advise the following:
Pedestrians and vehicles on levees are prohibited. They pose a danger to the public and hinder emergency response and monitoring agencies.
Sandbags to protect personal property are available from local home improvement stores.
To see proper placement and filling of sandbags, click on the Sandbag YouTube Training Video (External Links below.)
Street flooding may occur immediately after a significant downpour.
For more serious flooding, please visit the City of Stockton's Emergency Preparedness floods web page for safety tips.
The City of Stockton is responsible for trees hazards within the city right-of-way. To report damaged or fallen trees/limbs, please contact the City of Stockton Public Works Department.
Pacific, Gas and Electric - Storms, Outages & Safety - or call 1-800-PGE-5000.
San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services (SJ- OES) or call (209) 953-6200
San Joaquin County Public Works Department or call (209) 468-3074
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 12/16/2014