Information on Weathering the Storm
Strong winds and rain are forecasted through Wednesday through Thursday morning, with wet weather continuing into Friday. The heavy rains and wind have the potential to cause power outages, fallen trees, localized flooding and snow in the Sierras.
The City of Rocklin is prepared to address issues on streets and roads caused by potential fallen trees or clogged storm drains and encourages residents to monitor the situation at home and in their neighborhoods.
- Secure or bring inside outdoor objects (patio furniture, umbrellas, etc) at your home and be sure to shelter any pets from the storm.
During a storm
- Monitor local news sources, the City’s website, and social media channels for updates and emergency messages. Don’t call 9-1-1 unless you have a true emergency.
- Postpone all non-essential driving until after the storm.
- If you must drive, turn your headlights on, slow down, and be very cautious. Keep a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle.
- Don’t drive through standing water.
- Make a Family Communication Plan so you know what to do in case of an emergency.
Numbers to Call
- To report fallen trees during regular business hours, call Public Services at 916-625-5500. All other times, call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 916-625-5400.
- To report a power outage, call PG&E at 1-800-743-5002. To check the status of an existing power outage, visit PG&E’s outage webpage.
- Report downed power lines immediately by calling 9-1-1 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5002.
- Call 9-1-1 to report flooding or fallen trees that are creating an immediate hazard.
- For any sewer related issues, including 24-hour emergency services, call South Placer Municipal Utility District (SPMUD) at 916-786-8555.
- For other non-emergencies, call the Police Department at 916-625-5400.
- If you would like to receive emergency notifications via phone message or text, visit Placer Alert.
Sand is available for Rocklin residents at Johnson-Springview Park in the gravel parking lot near the community center and baseball field. Bags are not currently provided, but should weather patterns call for the need, could be provided quickly. For the latest update on sandbag availability call (916) 625-5527.
City Preparation Information
- The City of Rocklin conducts annual creek maintenance throughout the dry season to prevent backlog of work when rain returns.
- Crews physically walk entire lengths of Rocklin creeks to identify and address downed trees, beaver dams, trash, and other potential hazards prior to the wet season
- Creek channel maintenance to maintain water capacity is done during August-October per City permits with Dept. Fish and Wildlife to minimize impacts to wildlife. The work is done using a phased approach so that each section has a year to regrow and recover before the next section is worked on.
- The City has a tree removal contractor on standby during heavy storms for fast response times. Many cities have to scramble to find a contractor at the last minute.
- City crews on are standby during storms, with additional staff periodically placed on standby during anticipated heavier storms.
- The majority of the floodplains in Rocklin are located in open space preserves with no development.