City Prepares for Anticipated Winter Storms

Even though the temperature is still high and the skies are still dry, preparations for the anticipated El Nino are well underway.  The staff at the City has been working on the winter storm preparation and response plan to address four main areas:

1. Pre-storm threat assessment, resource acquisition, and preventive maintenance

2. Incident protocol and response

3. Public outreach prior to and during incidents

4. Post-incident recovery and restoration

The City Council will hear a report on the plan and provide input at its meeting on October 6 at 1:30 p.m.  To read the staff report, click here.

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