RIO VISTA — The Delta Protection Commission declared Nov. 4-9 as Delta Flood Preparedness Week.
As California moves into another unpredictable rainy season, the Delta Protection Commission is stressing the importance of being ready for the potential of flooding in the Delta region.
A press release from the commission states that Delta Flood Preparedness Week is part of a statewide effort by federal, state and local flood-response agencies to increase public awareness of flooding. The need to protect and prepare the nearly 700,000 acres of lowlands in the Delta and the 1,000 miles of levees is crucial, the release states.
“The potential for catastrophic natural and subsequent human disaster, which could happen at any time and any place from flooding and/or related levee failures in the Delta, has been clearly demonstrated during the recent floods of 1995, 1997, 1998, 2004 and 2006,” the release states.
The Delta Protection Commission encourages Delta residents to take action to know the level of flood threat in their areas and prepare appropriately by putting together an emergency plan and supplies.
As part of Delta Flood Preparedness Week, the commission is preparing educational materials about flood preparedness to be distributed to Delta residents. The commission will also host a flood preparedness information table from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 in downtown Walnut Grove.
For more information about Delta Flood Preparedness Week, visit www.delta.ca.gov/beprepared or call the Delta Protection Commission at 916-375-4800.
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