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City of Walnut Creek, CA
Tuesday January 3rd, 2023 :: 06:18 p.m. PST


Prepare for major storm expected Wednesday and Thursday

The City of Walnut Creek’s Public Works crews have been working hard to clear storm drains and help prepare for what is expected to be a major storm rolling in Wednesday and Thursday.  On Saturday, the City Manager activated the City’s Emergency Operations Center for several hours during the height of the weekend storm.

Prepare for the Storm

Check drain inlets and facilities located on your property to ensure that they are unobstructed and free flowing. If you have a storm drain catch basin located on the street in front of near your homes, take few minutes to clear debris which could clog the drain. We greatly appreciate the community’s support in keeping our City safe.


Sandbags continue to be a good option for your home or business if you anticipate flooding from the storm.  Supplies have been restocked throughout the City, and will continue to be checked and replenished through the day. You will need to bring a shovel, but the sand and bags are free. 

For residents, sandbags are available at 5 locations in Walnut Creek:

  • Lancaster Road near Orchard Lane
  • Heather Farm Park Community Center parking lot (north end)
  • Larkey Park parking lot
  • Howe Homestead Park parking lot
  • Rudgear Park parking lot

In addition, the Golden Rain Foundation is opening a sandbag station in the parking lot of its fitness center for residents of the community of Rossmoor.

Stay informed

Report Storm Related Issues

  • For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1 
  • For storm-related property issues such as flooding, mudslides, landslides, and overflowing onto streets and sidewalks, call Police Dispatch at 925-943-5844
  • For downed power lines or if you smell natural gas, leave the area immediately and then call 9-1-1 or PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.
  • For power outage alerts go online to
  • For water service emergencies (e.g., no water service, broken hydrants, broken water main pipes), contact EBMUD at 1-866-403-2683.
  • To report pothole and sidewalk repairs visit SeeClickFix.

City of Walnut Creek, CA
1666 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 925-943-5800

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