Colusa County Officials recommend residents to prepare for next storm; areal flood warning issued

Following an emergency evacuation of over 100 Maxwell residents Saturday morning due to flooding from a nearby creek, Emergency Officials are advising Colusa County residents to be prepared as the next storm approaches.

“The National Weather Service is forecasting significant rainfall for the Northern Sacramento Valley, starting early Monday, Feb. 20,” said Assistant Sheriff, Jim Saso. ” The rain is forecasted to be heavy and bring strong gusty winds all through Monday, into the night and are forecasted showers through Wednesday.”

The National Weather Service has issued the flood warning for urban areas and small streams through 4 PM Thursday, Feb. 23 for Colusa, Yolo, Sutter, Tehama, Butte, and Glenn Counties. According to the notice issued Sunday morning.

“Northern California will experience another significant uptick in flooding problems starting late tonight and continuing through Monday night as an intense Atmospheric River type storm arrives,” the NWS Statement said.

To view the weather forecast, click here.

To view weather map, click here.

With area creeks, ditches, and canals already impacted by recent storms, officials urge residents to be prepared should water levels rise due to over saturation and current standing water levels.

 

Click image to view CalFires recommended essential emergency kit items.

Click here to download the Be Red Cross Ready Flood Safety Checklist.  (Click here for spanish)

Click here to download FEMA’s ‘How to prepare for a flood’ guide

“There is a very good chance if you were affected by the rising waters yesterday, that you are likely to be affected over the next few days,” said Saso. “We are asking that you be prepared to evacuate if you feel it is necessary. The Sheriff’s Office will be available to assist throughout the duration of the storm.”

To keep up with Colusa County road closures, click here.

You can also visit the WPR Storm Center, Road Closures Resource by clicking here.

For state highway closures, call CalTrans at 1 (800) 427-7623.

Protecting your property

Residents are advised to be proactive and begin property protection on their own.

In the event of a flood, the Colusa County Department of Public Works, the City of Williams and the City of Colusa have sandbag locations available.

These locations are to be used at the time of an emergency, and use of such location must be coordinated with the proper department or emergency services.

City of Williams:

  • At City lot on the corner of 6th & G Street
  • At the County Road Yard, 5714 E Street

City of Colusa

  • At the County Road Yard, 717 D. Street
  • At the City Fire Department on Market Street

Arbuckle

  • At the County Road Yard, 702 2nd Street

Maxwell

  • At the County Road Yard, 211 Railroad, Ave

Stonyford

  • At the Stonyford Landfill

Emergency Contact Information

City of Colusa

  • Department of Public Works (During Business Hours) (530) 458-4740
  • Department of Public Works (After Hours/Emergency) (530) 458-7721
  • Police Department (530) 458-7777
  • Fire Department (Non-Emergency) (530) 458-7721

City of Williams

  • Department of Public Works (During Business Hours) (530) 473-2519
  • Department of Public Works (After Hours/Emergency) (530) 458-0200
  • Police Department (530) 473-2661
  • Fire Department (Non-Emergency) (530) 473-2269

Arbuckle

  • County Department of Public Works (During Business Hours) (530) 458-0466
  • Arbuckle Fire Department (Non Emergency) (530) 476-2231
  • Arbuckle Fire Department (Emergency) (530) 476-2424
  • Colusa County Sheriffs Department (530) 458-0200

Maxwell

  • County Department of Public Works (During Business Hours) (530) 458-0466
  • Maxwell Fire Department (Non Emergency) (530) 438-2320
  • Colusa County Sheriffs Department (530) 458-0200

Princeton

  • County Department of Public Works (During Business Hours) (530) 458-0466
  • Princeton Fire Department (Non Emergency) (530) 439-2235
  • Colusa County Sheriffs Department (530) 458-0200

Grimes

  • County Department of Public Works (During Business Hours) (530) 458-0466
  • Sacramento River Fire Department (Non Emergency) (530) 437-2502
  • Colusa County Sheriffs Department (530) 458-0200

Stonyford

  • County Department of Public Works (During Business Hours) (530) 458-0466
  • Maxwell Fire Department (Non Emergency) (530) 963-3123
  • Colusa County Sheriffs Department (530) 458-0200

 All of this information and more is available on the Pioneer Review website by clicking the Storm Watch banner.
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Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.