Be Prepared

PSPS power shutoff

Are you prepared for Public Safety Power Shutoff this Wildfire Season?

Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program will allow electric providers to turn off the electricity to areas during extreme weather conditions that are accompanied by extreme fire danger. This shut off will prevent unintended fires from electrical equipment that may become damaged during a wind storm. Everyone must prepare for PSPS, as we may experience extended power outages during these extreme weather events. To sign up for PSPS alerts and to learn more about the PSPS program go to PG&E .
To learn more on how to prepare for PSPS and power outages, go to Prepare for Power Down
New - PG&E has a forecasting tool available for PSPS. Access  the 7 day weather and PSPS forecast at 

Storm Season is Flood Season...Are you prepared?

Glenn County is particularly vulnerable to flood due to it's location in the Sacramento Valley and it's many creeks, streams and the Sacramento River. Releases from reservoirs, both within and north of Glenn County, contribute to increased flows in the waterways during high water years. 

Checkout current water levels and conditions:crew filling sandbags
Glenn County Public Works offer several locations to pick up free sand for sand bags during storm season.
Sand Bag Filling Locations:
  • Hamilton City – across from the Fire Dept. on 1st St.
  • Elk Creek – across from the Fire Dept. on County Road 306
  • Willows –Public Works Willows Maintenance Yard 777 N. Colusa St.
  • Orland – Orland City Maintenance Yard, Corner of County Road 200 and County Road M



Do you know how to properly protect your home with sandbags?

Learn how to properly lay sandbags and visqueen around your house to provide the most protection from flood waters. Check out this short video from DWR

Be Flood Prepared, learn more at Department of Water Resources (DWR)


Wildfire Season 

Are you Wildfire Ready? Download the Ready for Wildfire app to access tips on preparedness as well as incident updates.


Do you know how to respond to an active shooter?

If shots were fired at your school, work, or at the mall, would you know what to do? When seconds count, being prepared matters. Take time now to learn how to survive an active shooter.

LA County Sheriff Surviving an Active Shooter video:


Do you know how to Shelter In Place?

Be prepared for a chemical emergency. Have a plan to Shelter In Place. Watch this video on how to protect your family from hazardous air should the emergency arise.

Shelter in Place instructional video:

Graphic depicting how to secure your home for a hazardous air emergency


What if we experienced a radiological disaster?

Radiological materials are not uncommon and can be found in a variety of settings. Release of radiological material may result from an accident or an intentional – terrorist act. Radiological emergencies include nuclear incidents, dirty bombs, Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDD), Radiological Exposure Device (RED), nuclear power plant accidents, transportation accidents, and occupational accidents.

Radiological releases are uncommon but it is important to understand how to respond should an incident occur.  It is best to get inside quickly when a radiological event occurs. You should listen to emergency orders and instructions.

If you were in the area of exposure, take steps to decontaminate yourself by removing your clothes, bagging clothes and taking a shower.

You should shelter inside your home or building until emergency officials provide an all clear message.

For additional information on radiological incident response, go to:

Do one thing each month to become prepared. 


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