Flood Ready Freddy is here with his tips for keeping your family ready Freddy!
Not sure what to put in your emergency kit? Need help making sure your sandbags are placed properly? Wondering why you have to bag your leaves if they are biodegradable? Making sure your household and business are well prepared for an emergency can be a daunting task. Get some help from Flood Ready Freddy. Freddy is Tri Valley’s emergency preparedness guru, and we can all learn to be flood ready with his scout-level ready tips!
#1 Pack an Emergency Kit!
Flood Ready Freddy is here to help you pack your emergency kit BEFORE flood season! Being prepared before disaster strikes is just one trait of being a Flood Ready Freddy. Find out how in our video and download our handy handout.
#2 Prepare Your Family Evacuation Plan
Be sure to create a go over your evacuation plan with your loved ones to get ready for flood season. Your evacuation plan ensures every member of the family is ready Freddy! Download a copy of an evacuation plan and more tips to keep you prepared.
#3 Make Sure Your Pet is Prepared
Your four-legged friends are a part of the family and in an emergency, things move pretty fast. We can’t forget to prepare for you AND your pets for flood season. Flood Ready Freddy has the items you can pack ahead of time to ensure your furry friends stay safe. Download Freddy’s pet preparedness sheet!
#4 Know Your Risk to Minimize It
Flood Ready Freddy is here to remind you to know your zone, flood zone that is! Knowing your flood zone can help keep you and your family safe in case of an emergency. Learn how to find your flood zone and resources for alerts on our one-sheet.
#5 Prepare Your Yard and Outside of Your Home
Preparing your yard for flood season is no big task, all it takes is clearing your yard of debris and cleaning your gutters. Then, you will become a Ready Freddy too! Get safety tips and more on our outside preparedness one-sheet.
#6 Help Keep Flood Channels Flowing Freely
Be a Flood Ready Freddy by helping keep our local flood channels clear for the rainy season! It takes the entire Tri Valley community to keep our flood channels flood ready. Learn more tips and tricks on how you can help us maintain our flood channels on our one-sheet!
#7 Place Sandbags Correctly
Sandbagging is not as simple as throwing up a barricade! Flood Ready Freddy is here to show you how to properly stack sandbags and keep flood waters outside the home, where they belong. Follow along with Flood Ready Freddy on our video and handout on how to properly stack your sandbags!
Pre-filled sandbags are available at either of these Zone 7 Water Agency service locations:
You can also find sandbags at these additional locations throughout the Tri Valley. Some may require a shovel for filling sandbags.
- 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.
- Sunol Glen Elementary School, 11601 Main Street, Sunol
#8 Keep Storm Drains Clear
If you have a storm drain near your property, adopt it as your own! Make sure your storm drain is always free of debris like leaves and trash. This helps keep the preferred path for the water free flowing! Ready to hear Flood Ready Freddy’s favorite song for storm drain cleanup? Watch our video and learn more about the importance of storm drains on our one-sheet.
#9 Know How to Turn Off Your Utilities
In the event you are asked to evacuate in an emergency, it is crucial to know how to shut off your gas, water, and electricity. Don’t worry if you don’t know now, Flood Ready Freddy is here to walk you through the process, he even has a handout to print out and keep so you always are a ready Freddy!
#10 Avoid Flood Water
Although it may not seem like much water, steer clear of any flood waters! Flood Ready Freddy and scout know all too well the consequences of fast flowing water. Freddy’s guide to flood waters help understand the real risk of them and how you can protect your car and self.