With Another Significant Storm Looming, Cal OES Continues to Deploy Resources, Personnel to Impacted Counties


In advance of another significant storm forecast to impact California beginning Wednesday, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is strategically coordinating with state and local partners to provide resources and personnel due to impending threats of heavy rain and renewed flooding.


Prepositioning of Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid

In response to the storm, Cal OES Fire and Rescue is coordinating to preposition fire apparatus and personnel to augment local resources.

The prepositioned fire resources include:

  • Monterey County: 1 Local Government Engine Task Force, 1 Local Government IMT (8 overhead personnel)
  • Marin County: 1 Regional Task Force, 1 Swift Water Search and Rescue Team, 2 Dispatchers, 1 Local Government Loader with Transport
  • El Dorado County: 3 Local Government Engines Type 3, 1 OES Engine Type 3, 2 Local Government Overhead, 2 Swift Water Rescue Vehicles
  • Sacramento County: 5 OES Engines Type 3, 2 Local Government Helicopters, 4 Dispatchers, 14 IMT Overhead, 1 Local Government Swift Water Rescue, 1 Local Government US&R Company


Storm Preparation

The National Weather Service Sacramento is forecasting heavy rain and snow, strong wind and the potential for additional flooding threats. The heaviest of precipitation is expected Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. Residual flooding impacts could extend into the weekend along with additional storms lingering into next week.

Available flood supplies include:

  • Sandbags (each) – 3,706,000
  • Plastic (rolls) – 10,051
  • Stakes (each) – 345,150
  • Twine (cases) – 3,763
  • Buttons (each) – 705,603
  • Super Sack (each) – 19,950
  • Muscle Wall (each) – 3,632
  • 24” Rock (ton) – 400,209


State Operations Center 

Cal OES is coordinating multiple missions in support of local governments in flood fighting operations while also preparing for additional incoming rain, snow, and high winds throughout California later this week. The State Operations Center (SOC) remains in a 24-hour activation to coordinate the state response in providing aid to local government requests including supplies, personnel, and equipment.

Local emergency proclamations and requested assistance from the state:

  • Calaveras County – Declared 1/1/23
  • San Joaquin County – Declared 1/1/23
  • Sacramento County – Declared 12/31/22
  • City of Placerville – Declared 12/31/22
  • El Dorado County – Declared 12/31/22
  • Monterey County – Declared 12/27/22



Cal OES, in coordination with the California Department of Social Services, continues to monitor the impacts from the winter storm event and are in communication with the operational areas. Below is a list of available shelters:

  • Sacramento County: Barbara Morse Wackford Community Center, 9014 Bruceville Road, Room B, Elk Grove, CA 95758
  • San Mateo County: Vagabond Inn, 1640 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010


Winter Weather Resources

With a brief lull between storms, plan ahead and prepare now to keep yourself, your family and your community safe. Use the links below for winter weather preparedness tips:

Cal OES Winter Weather Resources

Caltrans Quick Map

Flood safety

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