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Flooding Facts and Preparedness

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Flooding Facts:

Winter storms in California can be deadly, causing flooding, flash floods, high coastal surf, mudslides, snow storms, and avalanches. Understanding and preparing for flooding can help you weather the storms.

NOTE: Flood Hazard Area maps for the incorporated areas of San Diego County are located at the Building or Planning Departments of individual cities within San Diego County. Maps for the incorporated and unincorporated areas of San Diego County concerning Earthquake Fault Zones; Seismic Hazard Zones and Dam Inundation Areas, as well as Flood Hazard Area maps for the unincorporated areas of San Diego County are located at:

San Diego County Department of Public Works
Land Development Division
Survey Records Counter
5201 Ruffin Road, Suite D
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 694-3253

Flooding Preparedness:

The following brochures are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader to view. These brochures are also available in print at the San Diego County OES. Please call (858) 565-3490 to obtain a hardcopy.

 •Be Weather Wise
 •San Diego County Sandbag Vendors
 •Sandbags Fact Sheet
 •Winter Driving Tips
 •2009 Tide Tables


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