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Wind Warning Reduced to Advisory

Rain is forecast for Visalia, are you prepped?

"We have an active and wet weather pattern returning to our area, beginning Friday, February 1st and will continue through this weekend," states Danny Wristen, City of Visalia Battalion Chief. "The National Weather Service is forecasting the potential of 1 inch to 1 ½ inches of rain for the Visalia area."

The High Wind Watch in place for the entire San Joaquin Valley from Friday afternoon until Saturday mid-day has been reduced to a wind advisory.

"The City of Visalia is closely monitoring the weather and will have emergency crews available should the need arrive," adds Wristen.

For residents in need of sand bags, sand bag materials are available at the Self-Serve Sand Bag Station, located on Cain Street, in between Goshen and Main Street. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all City of Visalia residents. There is a 15 bag limit per person and you will need to bring your own shovel.

How can residents help prep?

Keeping things out of the curbs and gutters, and never dumping anything into our creek system are both important. Also:
  1. Check your property, clearing all private drains and rain gutters. Dispose of all trash and yard clippings/trimmings in your City-issued containers.
  2. If you keep a rain barrel, check to make sure the downspouts are clear of debris and the connection is working properly. Be sure to remove the overflow drain cover.
  3. Cover all toxic materials with tight-fitting lids, or store them indoors. While you're at it, clean up any automotive leaks or spills.
For residents in need of sand bags, sand bag materials are available at the Self-Serve Sand Bag Station, located on Cain Street, in between Goshen and Main Street. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for all City of Visalia residents.

There is a 15 bag limit per person and you will need to bring your own shovel.
For questions or more information, contact the Visalia Fire Administration Office at 559-713-4266 during business hours 559-713-4244 after regular business hours and over the weekend.



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