The City of Elk Grove issued a Proclamation of Local Emergency today as the City continues to address damages wrought by recent winter storms.
“These storms have taken a toll on the lives and property of many of our nearby neighbors,” said Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen. “We grieve with those who have lost loved ones in the floods and send prayers to those who have been evacuated from their homes. Our city remains committed to keeping Elk Grove residents safe and supported as we confront the challenges that these winter weather systems continue to bring.”
Elk Grove’s emergency management response was activated on December 30, 2022. The local operations center (LOC) has operated continuously to address public safety, transportation, and public works related needs.
- The City opened self-serve sandbag stations beginning on December 30, 2022.
- Evacuation warnings and orders were issued for parts of the city that experienced localized flooding as a result of breached levees on the Cosumnes River and Deer Creek.
- The City partnered with the Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services and the American Red Cross to host an evacuation center for those displaced by flooding.
- Public Works crews and Police Department personnel responded to hundreds of reports of localized flooding, fallen trees, downed power lines, traffic signal outages, damaged light poles, and other hazardous events.
The Elk Grove proclamation of local emergency positions the city and residents to potentially receive assistance from county, state and federal sources to offset costs incurred in the response and to support further clean-up and recovery efforts.
Sacramento County issued a Proclamation of Local State of Emergency for Winter Storms on December 31, 2022. California Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency throughout California on January 4, 2023. Today, President Biden approved a federal emergency declaration that will speed up FEMA disaster relief assistance in the counties of El Dorado, Los Angeles, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Ventura.
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