Are you prepared for Public Safety Power Shutoff this Wildfire Season?
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:
Glenn County Public Works offer several locations to pick up free sand for sand bags during storm season.
- 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)
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFQ-oxhdFjE
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: https://youtu.be/EGEswD7xVaM
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: https://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/whattodo.asp
Do one thing each month to become prepared.
- FEMA SmartPhone App
- Disaster Assistance
- CA Office of Emergency Services
- Be Prepared California
- Center for Disease Control
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Know Your Hazards
- Public Safety Power Shutoffs