We are StormReady!
It may seem like summer out there, but we are still in the winter months, at least technically, and winter rains could come at any time. However, when they do the County of San Diego is once again designated as a StormReady County, thanks to the efforts of DPW’s Flood Control Section. This certification demonstrates that San Diego County is prepared for storm-related disasters. The program also helps save on insurance premiums across the unincorporated county
Approximately 90% of all Presidentially-declared disasters in the United States are weather related, involving approximately 500 deaths and causing nearly $14 billion in damage each year. Certification as a StormReady County by the National Weather Service confirms the County is prepared to respond to weather-related disasters through advanced planning, real-time response, education, and awareness. Since our last StormReady certification, Flood Control staff has redesigned our storm operations center (The Weather Center) to more efficiently conduct storm operations, expanded our webcam program at low water crossings subject to frequent flooding, developed a near real-time flood forecast model for the San Luis Rey River Watershed, designed and helped conduct a comprehensive regional flood disaster exercise, and expanded the ALERT flood warning system. All to help us better prepare and keep us informed during severe weather.
The StormReady recertification runs through 2016.
YOU can help improve water quality in our rivers, creeks and even our ocean. Find out more about the San Diego River Watershed and the San Luis Rey Watershed.
Get involved - Help us continually protect and preserve our waterways and environment.
Click on any of the links below for information on Stormwater and Flood Control activities and topics
Watch a quick video on how to use sandbags and why they are important
Re-Think Water Use website
County of San Diego's Stormwater Regulations, Reports, and Plans webpage
|Stormwater Pollutants (Residential Based)|
|Stormwater Commercial Activities|
|Stormwater Residential Activities|
|Survey Results: "Findings from Survey of Unincorporated Residents on Storm Water Pollution", October 2009
|Land Development, Construction, and Projects|
If you have questions or would like additional information,
Report a Stormwater Violation On-Line