Roseville sandbag locations open for residents and businesses
Effects of floods and heavy rains near streams
ROSEVILLE, Calif. – City of Roseville employees continue to actively monitor incoming storms. Because heavy rain is forecast Monday and Tuesday, the City of Roseville will open two sandbag sites beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday to Roseville residents and businesses.
With current weather forecasts, it is expected that only a few structures near streams could encounter an inch or two of water on their lower decks. Less than 7% of the city lies within floodplains, most of which is undeveloped open space.
On Sunday, Maidu Regional Park will remain open until 6 p.m. The Corporation Yard will be open until 4:30 p.m. Closing times will be determined Monday after more information is gathered about the storm’s effects.
Proof of Roseville residency (driver’s license, etc.) is required. Residents must fill sandbags themselves, and each vehicle’s use is limited to 20 sandbags per trip. This limitation is to allow all residents an equal and fair opportunity to obtain sandbags. An information sheet will be provided, including instructions for properly placing sandbags.
Roseville stream levels can be monitored at roseville.ca.us/stream.
To report local street flooding or road hazards, contact Roseville Public Works at (916) 774-5790 during normal business hours. After business hours or on weekends, call (916) 774-5000 x 1.
Do not walk or drive through barriers or signs warning of flooded areas.
The city, along with FEMA, has invested $32 million since the 1980s to improve flood control infrastructure. This includes widening the stream, adding flood walls and stormwater bypass channels, and performing annual maintenance of the stream. These efforts mean that Roseville holds the highest flood protection rating in the state by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Roseville Electric crews are on standby to quickly respond to a power outage. It is important to note that 85 percent of power lines in Roseville run underground. If there is a downed power line, stay away and call 911 immediately. Please report any trees in power lines to Roseville Electric at (916) 79-POWER.
Safety tips and outage updates can be found at roseville.ca.us/outages.
Get winter storm preparedness tips at roseville.ca.us/storm.