Storm Report for October 25, 2021

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Elk Grove Storm Report for October 25, 2021

Posted: 10/25/2021

Storm report

It looks like the worst is over, but this weekend’s storm brought wind, lots of rain, and some localized flooding to Elk Grove and the entire Sacramento region. Elk Grove rain gauges recorded 5.12 inches of rainfall over a 24-hour period.

Many City staff have been working around the clock to care for the community during this weekend’s severe weather.

The Public Works Hotline fielded more than 550 calls for localized flooding 
Public Works crews worked non-stop responding to calls for service, monitoring the drainage system, cleaning out clogged storm drains and relieving localized flooding. While most of the City’s drainage systems worked as they were designed to, the sheer amount of rainfall meant that most systems were operating at capacity. As the system continued to work, most roadways saw the waters recede, but Elk Grove creeks and waterways continue to run high today.
All storm-related road closures have been lifted and roads have re-opened.
The 9-1-1 Communications Center answered nearly 70% more emergency and non-emergency calls than an average Sunday. The majority of the calls were storm-related.
The Police Department opened a Department Operations Center to monitor traffic cameras and report flooding on major intersections. Officers closed flooded roads proactively where necessary to avoid incidents.
The Police Department connected with homeless individuals throughout the community and offered to assist with relocating them to a safe place.

Sunday’s rainfall is being considered a record-breaking 250-year event. There are currently no reports of serious injuries from traffic collisions or property damage from flooding. If you see storm-related damage along the city’s creeks or public roadways that has not yet been addressed, please contact the Public Works Hotline at (916) 687-3005.

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