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Storm Update – Sandbagging Station Open at Yountville Community Park

Post Date:01/10/2017 2:02 PM

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: January 10, 2017

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

Subject: Storm Update –
Sandbagging Station Open at Yountville Community Park  

This current storm is producing similar flooding outcomes as experienced on Sunday.  The Yountville area is experiencing Napa River flooding which will result in flooding along the eastern border, Vineyard Park, and the areas along the Flood Wall.  Beard Ditch and Hopper Creek will back up as they have nowhere to go when the streams reach the river.  As a result, this time, the rise will likely be quicker and potentially higher depending on when the rain stops so that the river can go down.  Current projections are for the Napa River to reach 2 feet above flood stage by mid-afternoon.  Washington Street south of Town, Ragatz Lane area south of Town will likely flood and impact Highway 29.

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 closed adjacent to Vineyard Park due to Beard Ditch and Napa River 
• 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:
• Yountville Bike Path
• Path at Heather Street
• Path behind the Yountville Elementary School
• Pedestrian bridge on Finnell
This storm is also bringing higher winds with the potential for trees and debris to come down. Please take caution on the roadways, especially during the darker hours. 

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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