Prepare for winter storms that could cause localized flooding, dangerous driving conditions, and extended power outages.
REPORT STORM-RELATED INCIDENTS
Report Storm-Related Hazards with SeeClickFix Folsom
Clogged storm drain or localized flooding in your neighborhood? Fallen tree limb or stop sign on your street? Non-emergency storm-related incidents can be submitted to the City of Folsom with reporting app SeeClickFix Folsom. This free place-based online and mobile platform allows you to report, document, and monitor a variety of neighborhood concerns and improvements. To download the app, visit your app store and search forSeeClickFix Folsom.
- Sign up for Folsom emergency alerts and safety notifications through Everbridge Nixle. Text 95630 to 888777 to opt-in, or visit the Folsom Police Department website.
- Follow the Folsom Police Department Facebook page for the latest information about storm-related road closures.
- Stay informed about critical storm information in Sacramento County, including Folsom, and sign up for Sacramento Alert. These alerts will only be sent for critical emergency information like flooding or potential evacuation orders. Learn more and sign up at www.sacramento-alert.org.
SANDBAGS AVAILABLE FOR FOLSOM RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES
Residents can pick up sand and sandbags 24/7 at two self-serve City of Folsom locations. Proof of Folsom residency is required, such as a driver’s license or utility bill.
Shovels are also available to use onsite to fill the bags.
50 Natoma Street
(Next to City Hall, behind the Folsom Senior & Art Center)
9700 Oak Avenue Parkway
(West of Fire Station 36 along the Hinkle Creek bike trail)
PREPARE YOUR HOME
DURING THE STORM
HELP KEEP GUTTERS AND STORM DRAINS FREE OF FALLEN LEAVES
The City of Folsom Public Works Department has been busy clearing gutters and storm drain inlets of fallen leaves. When leaves accumulate on the street, it is challenging for street sweepers to pick up the leaves, which can clog storm drain inlets resulting in localized flooding.
Here's how residents can help:
If there is a storm drain inlet that is difficult to clear, or you would like to report a storm drain issue, call the Public Works Street Department at 916-461-6722.
DRIVE WITH CAUTION DURING WET WEATHER
Wet pavement reduces traction, increases braking distance, and can lead to hydroplaning. Use caution during wet weather by driving more slowly, maintaining a safe distance from vehicles ahead of you, and keeping your headlights on. Make sure your lights and wipers are in good working order and check the tread on your tires.
In the event of power outages, dark or flashing traffic signals should be treated as a stop sign; come to a complete stop, yield to other traffic, and proceed when it’s your turn and safe to do so.