With flood waters receding and residents eager to return to their homes it is important for the public to be aware of the current situations surrounding the impacted communities.
- Point Pleasant evacuation advisory has been lifted and residents are cleared to return to their homes.
- An evacuation advisory in still in place for Tyler Island residents, as a failure of this levee could lead to flooding within the area.
- An advisory warning to the east section of Walnut Grove is still in place. At this time, flooding on Tyler Island is not presenting a threat to Walnut Grove, however residents are strongly advised to take any precautionary actions they feel appropriate to protect person or property.
Repairs being done to the levee in Tyler Island are still in progress and appear to be working. However, until we feel confident that the possibility of failure is no longer present we are asking residents to remain away from the area.
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 Retuning Homes After a Flood news story
for some simple tips on how to stay safe and healthy when returning home.