The City of Rohnert Park is here to assist residents in preparation for the potential impacts of winter storms. The storm season runs from November through March each year. The amount of severity of flooding depends upon the storm itself and conditions of the local property, street, and stormwater system.
The City’s Public Works Department will have free sandbags available at:
Residents requested to limit to 25 bags per household. Sandbags will be available 48 hours prior to a likely storm event between 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, and weekends if storms are imminent. For questions on sandbag distribution, please call the Public Works Department at (707) 588-3300.
How to fill a sandbag
Tips to Prepare for Flooding
Before the storm:
- Establish or review your emergency plan for your family and pets.
- Make roof repairs and fix leaks before the rain begins.
- Pick up leaf litter and yard clippings around your home.
- Use a broom to sweep your driveway and the gutter in front of your house, never rinse with a hose.
- Clear gutters of leaves and other debris. Compost or recycle appropriate yard debris in City-issued garden waste containers.
- Bring in outdoor furniture and move important indoor items to the highest floor possible.
- Move vehicles to higher ground; avoid parking near streams or creeks.
- Park your vehicles and place your waste containers one foot away from the curb so that stormwater can flow unobstructed.
- Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit and store in a safe, high place. Include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies including necessary prescription medications.
- Identify potential home hazards and know how to secure or protect them before a flood.
- Be prepared to turn off electrical power when there is standing water, fallen power lines, or other hazards.
- Turn off gas and water supplies before you evacuate.
- Secure structurally unstable building materials.
During the storm:
- Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Drive with caution; avoid driving or walking across flooded roads. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock down an individual and 24 inches of water can move a vehicle.
- If water has entered a garage or basement, do not walk through it.
- If you are asked to evacuate, disconnect all electrical appliances.
- Tune in to KCBS 740, KGO 810, or local TV/Radio channels for emergency advisories and instructions.
- Avoid downed power lines and broken gas lines