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  • See Zone 7's new tri-fold flood preparedness brochure by clicking here.
  • Remove any dead trees or brush.
  • Keep all storm drains, roof gutters, pipes, downspouts, driveway culverts and drainage ditches free of debris.  
  • Ensure your drainage is directed toward the street's stormdrain system.
  • If gutters are filling, use a rake, broom or shovel to remove debris from the storm drain opening, being sure to leave the grate in place.
  • Landscaping is the best protection against slides. If your home is on a bare-soil hillside, you can protect it by punching straw into the soil with a shovel, or securing sheets of woven burlap with stakes. Correct any cracking or slippage as soon as possible. Directing drainage downslope onto bare soil can cause slope instability.
  • Keep your car fueled and disaster supplies handy.
  • For flood insurance information, call your insurance agent or the National Flood Insurance Program (1-800-638-6620).
  • The San Francisco Chronicle had a recent article noting that Federal Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Californians buy flood insurance before El NiƱo hits, even if they live in low- to moderate-risk areas where it is not federally required. For more information, click here.
  • Check out the state Department of Water Resources website, California Flood Preparedness.

To learn about typical Zone 7 flood preparedness activities, click here.  

Who to Contact

For Zone 7 issues, call 925-454-5000 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). After hours, call 925-447-6704. Note that you may be referred to one of the agencies below, if appropriate. In an emergency, call 911.

Where do I get sandbags?

Sandbags can be obtained from the following agencies. Be sure to bring a shovel!

  • City of Dublin (24/7 to city residents and businesses), 925-833-6630
    • Corporation Yard, 5600 Scarlett Ct., Dublin
    • Public Safety Complex, 6363 Clark Ave., Dublin
  • City of Livermore (24/7)
    • Maintenance Service Center, 3500  Robertson Park Road, Livermore, 925-960-8020
    • Fire Station #6, 4550 East Ave., Livermore
    • Fire Station #8, 5750 Scenic Ave., Livermore
  • City of Pleasanton Operations Service Center, 3333 Busch Road (M-F, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), 925-931-5500
  • Alameda County Public Works Road Maintenance Dept., 4825 Gleason Dr., Dublin (M-F, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), 925-803-7007. If no answer, call Sheriff's Dispatch with emergency, 510-667-7721.
  • Zone 7 Water Agency (no shovel needed)
    • Administrative Building, 100 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore (24/7), 925-454-5000
    • Patterson Pass Water Treatment Plant, 8750 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, 925-447-6703
  • Sunol Glen Elementary School, 11601 Main Street, Sunol

How do I fill and use sandbags?