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City of Walnut Creek, CA
Monday January 9th, 2023 :: 10:05 a.m. PST


Winter storm continues Monday through Tuesday this week.

Prepare & Stay Safe During the Storm

  • Check drain inlets and facilities located on your property to ensure that they are unobstructed and free flowing.
  • Charge your phone.
  • Prepare an emergency kit with flashlights and prescriptions.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel. Strong winds and wet roads make travel risky. Staying home is the safest option until the storm passes. If it is an emergency, allow emergency responders to come to you.
  • Use extra caution when driving. If you MUST leave your home, drive carefully: slow down, keep both hands on the steering wheel, turn on headlights, allow extra space between vehicles, and watch for downed branches, trees and powerlines. Allow extra time in case of detours away from flooded roadways.
  • Do not walk or drive around barricades or through standing water. Turn around, do not drown. If it is an emergency, allow emergency responders to come to you.
  • Stay away from downed power lines. Always assume a fallen powerline is live and do not touch it with your hand or another object. Call 9-1-1 immediately to report the fallen line.


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 on public property and in the public right-of-way 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 or Contra Costa Water District customers call 925-688-8374.
  • To report pothole and sidewalk repairs visit SeeClickFix. 
  • For shelter resources contact 211 Contra Costa Crisis Center, call 211 or 800-830-5380, or text your zip code to 898211

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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