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Weekend Storm Preparation – Sandbagging Station Open at Yountville Community Park

Post Date:01/04/2017 10:47 AM

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: January 4, 2017

Contact: Joe Tagliaboschi, Public Works Director
jtagliaboschi@yville.com (707) 944-8851

Subject: Weekend Storm Preparation –
Sandbagging Station Open at Yountville Community Park  

The National Weather Service has stated that another and potentially more potent atmospheric river winter storm event is expected over the coming weekend. This storm is expected to be stronger than Tuesday’s storm.

On Tuesday, January 3 Yountville received 3.59 inches of rain measured at the gauge located at Yountville Cross Road and the Napa River in the 24 hour period from 9 a.m. Tuesday, January 3 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 4; with 2.21 inches between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. The Mt. Veeder area which feeds the creeks measured 4.53 inches, and 1.73 in the last 12 hours. This is a significant amount of rain in a short time period. 

With the ground now super saturated and potential for creeks to be running at a faster pace, the Town is expecting and preparing for similar localized flooding to occur from the Saturday/Sunday storm event.

Public Works crews will continue to monitor creek volume which will be affected by drainage from the hills after the rain stops. The Town will monitor drains and inlets and areas which are prone to localized ponding. We are asking residents to be aware of the following areas that are impacted by localized flooding: 

• Oak Circle at Heather Street – *Residents may want to park vehicles on Mulberry or west of Hopper Creek if concerned about need to access vehicle.*
• Yount Mill Road at the cemetery
• Solano Avenue Hinman Creek (just south of the Fire Station)
• Finnell Road Neighborhood
• Ponding on Washington Street at California 
Please use caution when driving in these areas and do not enter flooded roadways.

The following paths will be closed starting on Friday 1/6/17
• Yountville Bike Path
• Path at Heather Street
• Path behind the Yountville Elementary School
• Pedestrian bridge on Finnell
The joint Napa County/Town of Yountville self-serve sand bag station is open at the northwest corner of Washington Street and Grant Street at Yountville Community Park for residents wanting sand bags. Sandbags will be provided and are located in a bin, but we ask residents to bring their own shovels. 

Yountville Public Works crews and our deputies and fire personnel are on storm watch and monitoring.

Residents are encouraged to stay informed by signing up for Nixle at www.nixle.com and by using the Town website at www.townofyountville.com, local and regional radio and television, weather services, and other reliable emergency information outlets. 
In the event of an emergency, please call 9-11 or call the Sherriff’s Department at (707) 944-9228.

Prepare for stormy weather in advance. PG&E Storm Safety tips.

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