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Storm Preparedness

Getting prepared for a storm is a team effort. City crews are working hard to prepare storm drains, roadways and City facilities. This effort also requires help from San Diego residents and businesses.

Before it Rains

When Rains Arrive

  • Report flooding to the City's emergency dispatch center at 619-527-7500
  • For life-threatening emergencies call 9-1-1.
  • Report downed electrical lines or gas emergencies to San Diego Gas & Electric at 800-411-7343.
  • Leave early if your property is in a flood zone. Water levels can rise fast once storms start. Do not hesitate to move if you see rising water.
  • Follow all instructions issued by public safety personnel.
  • Drive carefully! Take your time getting home or to work.
  • Slow down and do not drive through standing water. PDF iconKnow a safe route out. PDF iconFolleto en Español.

After Rains Pass

  • Report non-emergency problems, including but not limited to blocked storm drains, potholes, and broken street lights via the Get it Done app.
  • Contact your property insurance carrier to report damages to your property and learn how to file a claim with the City for flood damage.

Important Online Resources to Keep You Prepared

  • Ready San Diego - A resource website for emergency preparedness in San Diego County.
  • Ready (Federal) - A federal campaign that educates and empowers Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, such as natural and man-made disasters.
  • Flood Preparedness - A California Department of Water Resources page to help residents prepare for a flood.
  • California Office of Emergency Services - A State of California website that provides information on potential natural hazards that may exist in your area, such as earthquakes, fires, floods, and tsunamis.

Important Online Resources to Keep You Safe

Weather Information Resources