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Posted on: March 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Evacuation Warnings issued for areas with strong likelihood of flooding during upcoming storm

FloodNotice_17A_18A_Warning_03_08_2115The City of Watsonville has issued an Evacuation Warning for several areas (please refer to map) with a strong likelihood of flooding during this week’s storm. 

The National Weather Service predicts that the heaviest rainfall is expected to occur Thursday into Friday.

Residents under the Evacuation Warning should be prepared, protect their property, and be ready to leave should conditions change. Those impacted by recent floods should consider themselves at risk of future flooding. Now is the time to prepare a “go” kit and make a family plan that includes pets, essential items, and medications. If you haven’t done so, clear your storm drains of debris.  

Emergency notifications will be made through CodeRED, an emergency phone notification system. Residents must register to receive information at or text SCR911 to 99411. You can also receive notifications by downloading the Watsonville Police Department mobile app or the CodeRED app. 

Free sandbags are available for Watsonville residents at Fire Station 1 (115 2nd St.) and the lot across the Buddhist Temple (423 Bridge St.). The lot across the Buddhist Temple will have pre-filled bags until supplies last. Ensure that your sandbags are properly stacked.  


La Ciudad de Watsonville ha emitido una Advertencia de Evacuación para varias áreas (por favor refiérase al mapa) con una alta probabilidad de inundarse durante la tormenta de esta semana.

El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional predice que se espera que las lluvias más intensas ocurran de jueves a viernes.

Residentes bajo la Advertencia de Evacuación deben estar preparados, proteger su propiedad y estar listos para irse si las condiciones cambian. Aquellos afectados por las recientes inundaciones deben considerarse en riesgo de futuras inundaciones. Ahora es el momento de preparar un kit y hacer un plan familiar que incluya mascotas, artículos esenciales y medicamentos. Si no lo ha hecho, limpie los desagües pluviales de escombros.

Notificaciones de emergencia se realizarán a través de CodeRED, un sistema de notificación telefónica de emergencia. Residentes deben registrarse para recibir información en o enviar el mensaje de texto SCR911 al 99411. También puede recibir notificaciones descargando la aplicación móvil del Departamento de Policía de Watsonville o la aplicación CodeRED.

Sacos de arena gratuitos están disponibles para residentes de Watsonville en la Estación de Bomberos 1 (115 2nd St.) y el lote frente al Templo Budista (423 Bridge St.). El lote frente al Templo Budista tendrá bolsas de arena precargadas hasta agotar existencias. Asegúrese de que sus sacos de arena estén correctamente apilados.

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