Delta Emergency Preparedness Activities
The risk of flooding in the Delta is a complicated issue, as over 1,100 miles of levees might imply – but there is more to it. In other regions, levees are dry all year and only hold back floodwaters – Delta levees hold back water 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, not just when the rivers run high. Also, the legal Delta encompasses parts of five different counties, all of which have their own emergency response offices, first responders, and procedures. Very often a Delta resident’s closest first responders geographically are technically in another county. All of these things make Delta Emergency Preparedness efforts unique within California.
As directed by SB 27 (2008), the Delta Protection Commission continues to work to facilitate an inter-agency unified command system and response strategy for the Delta region, as well as on implementation of an all-hazard emergency response exercise in the Delta.
Delta Flood Preparedness Week
In concert with California Flood Preparedness Week, the Commission declares a week in October to be the annual Delta Flood Preparedness Week: usually the third week of the month.
In 2019, Delta Flood Preparedness Week is scheduled for Monday, October 14 through Saturday, October 19.
Flood Preparedness Calendar
The Delta Protection Commission is dedicated to increasing public awareness of flooding threats, and encourages all Delta residents to take action to know their flood threat and prepare appropriately.
Each fall, many Delta residents living in the Primary Zone receive a Flood Preparedness Calendar in the mail. This beautiful, information-packed resource makes it easier to keep important information handy all year long. On the back are emergency phone numbers and websites with flood education and safety information for you and your family. Each month list a task to improve your flood readiness. To get yours, give us an email us or call 916-375-4800 with your name, address, phone number and quantity requested