Some floods develop slowly, while flash floods strike in minutes. Stay tuned to your radio (1530 AM and 107.3 FM) or TV when there is a possibility of flooding. You can also review your area's flood evacuation map; a link is provided under External Links below.
Flood Watch - Flooding is possible; stay tuned to the radio or TV for information.
Flash Flood Watch - Flash flooding is possible and could occur without warning; stay tuned to the radio or TV, and be prepared to move to higher ground.
Flood Warning - Flooding is occurring or about to occur.
Flash Flood Warning - A flash flood is occurring; get to higher ground if necessary.
Avoid camping in areas along streams and washes, especially during threatening conditions.
Sandbags are available from local hardware stores. This YouTube Training video provides instructions for the proper filling and placement of sandbags: Sandbags - Training Video
Unplug appliances and computers. Turn off air conditioners.
Stay away from metal fences, pipes, equipment, and machinery.
F.E.M.A.- Federal Emergency Management Agency
Ready.Gov - Provides disaster preparedness tips
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 12/29/2022