ELK GROVE - With the Sacramento region’s series of ongoing spring storms, the Cosumnes Fire Department (CFD), which serves Elk Grove, Galt and southern Sacramento County, has issued the following tips adapted from the Centers for Disease Control, Cal Fire and the California Department of Health for dealing with potential area flooding.
The CFD is especially sensitive to potential flooding because the Cosumnes River, as the last major river in California without dam-provided flood control, runs through its service territory.
· Plan and practice a flood evacuation route with your family. Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to be the family contact in case family members are separated. Make sure everyone in the family has the contact information.
· Post emergency phone numbers at every phone.
· Inform local authorities about any special needs with, for example, elderly or bedridden people or anyone with a disability.