The evacuation advisory for residents in Tyler Island and the east section of Walnut Grove has been lifted. Repair work for the levee in Tyler Island has been completed, and residents are cleared to return to their homes.
Residents should be aware of road closures and should not attempt to drive through water on the roads. Even water that looks shallow can stall or wash away a car or may hide additional dangers. Though some roads may no longer be flooded, flood water may have damaged roads; road inspections will ensure roads are safe and passable. For a list of current road closures visit http://www.sacdot.com/closures/pages/default.aspx
Floodwater-Contaminated Septic Systems, Water Wells and Small Water Systems
Some residences and businesses use private septic systems, water wells and other small water systems that can be contaminated by floodwater. If residents suspect that their septic, water well or small water system has been compromised by floodwater, it is important for health reasons that they take precautions, including: not using or drinking flood-contaminated well water, disinfecting the water well system with bleach, and not using the septic system until floodwater has drained lower than the tank. For additional information call Sacramento County Environmental Compliance Division, 916-875-8400 or visit http://www.emd.saccounty.net/DisasterResponse/Pages/ConsumerDisaster.aspx
Returning Home After a Flood
Flood dangers do not end when the water begins to recede. Residents should not return home until it is safe to do so. People can visit the Returning Home After a Flood news story
for some simple tips on how to stay safe and healthy when returning home.