Storms - Updated March 13, 2023 - 11:30 a.m.

Storm Information

Use the following quick links to topics on this webpage:


Storm Systems - Weather Information


Street Flooding & Storm Issues

The City of Stockton continues to address issues related to recent storms. Your reports help to identify impacted areas.


Tree Hazards

The City of Stockton is responsible for tree hazards within the City right-of-way. To report damaged or fallen trees/limbs, please contact the City of Stockton Municipal Service Center at (209) 937-8341.


Power Outages

Report Power Outages or check the status of power in your neighborhood at Pacific, Gas and Electric - Storms, Outages & Safety - or call 1-800-PGE-5000.


Other Resources for Storm Response


Stockton Street Closures

Street closures are due to street flooding, infrastructure failures, or other hazards, such as fallen limbs and trees, in the public right-of-way. Do not drive around barricades or street closure signs.  Avoid traveling during storm conditions.

  • There are currently no storm-related road closures.


Sandbags for Stockton Residents - Closed - March 10 - Due to Improved WeatherClosed Sandbag locations

The sandbag distribution locations are now closed, due to improved weather conditions.

  • Oak Park Little League parking lot - 3545 Alvarado Ave., 95204
  • (Former) Van Buskirk Golf Course – 1740 Houston Ave., 95206 (@ S. Fresno Ave.)


Information & Updates






Warming Zones

The City of Stockton opens Community Centers for overnight protection from severe weather conditions, as-needed. Locations typically opened to serve the community include:


Preparedness Tips

The City of Stockton encourages citizens to use this checklist to prepare you and your family for storms and other natural disasters. Checklists are available on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website,

  • Plan for your family and pets (carriers, food, litter.)

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

  • Collect important documents (i.e., insurance policies, and vital records) to grab if you need to evacuate.
  • Create an easy-to-carry emergency supply kit.  Include basic food, water, medications, a flashlight, battery-powered radio, rain gear, and a first aid kit.  
  • Keep your car fueled in case the power is off at local gas stations.
  • Identify safe routes from your home or office to higher ground.
  • Establish an out-of-state "family contact," so friends and relatives know who to call to find out where you are.
  • Keep sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting, lumber, and other materials handy for waterproofing.
  • If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately.  If stranded, move to the roof so rescuers can see you.
  • Avoid flooded roadways and waterways.  (Just six inches of water can sweep you away.)  If your car stalls in water, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground.



Should massive flooding occur from bodies of water and evacuations be necessary, City and County Police and Sheriffs would make in-neighborhood notifications.  The City and County would issue notifications through all available channels of communication, including media, social media, websites, etc., and the emergency broadcast system, which includes television, radio, and cell phone alerts.


Public Safety 

A natural curiosity exists to view firsthand rising water conditions, but local public safety agencies advise the following:

  • Rising water is dangerous.  Stay away from the water and off the levees.
  • Pedestrians and vehicles on levees are prohibited.  They pose a danger to the public and hinder emergency response and monitoring agencies. 

Emergency Declarations for 2023 March Storms

The State of California has declared a disaster that has been signed by President Biden. This declaration allows the State to receive assistance in the form of resources from the federal government to address the impacts of the storm:


Emergency Declarations for Winter 2022-23 Storms

The severe weather impacting the State of California in late December 2022 and January 2023, resulted in the following actions:

This will help the City and County access resources to respond to the recent storms and potential State and Federal assistance.


Residents & Businesses - Disaster Assistance

San Joaquin County has been declared eligible for Individual Assistance for residents and businesses. If you sustained damage to your home or business in the New Year's Eve 2022-23 Winter storms, you may be eligible. The application period is now open. Apply ASAP! 


External Links 

American Red Cross

California Office of Emergency Services


National Weather Service - Stockton/Sacramento Area

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 --- 3/13/2023