General Safety Tips for Flooding


Drive with Caution: When driving in the rain, allow extra time and use caution. Remember it is state law that if you turn on your windshield wipers you must turn on your headlights. Please obey speed limits and follow traffic at a safe distance. Do not enter flooded roadways or drive around warning traffic barriers or road closures.

Move vehicles to a safer location (west of Hopper Creek if you live in the Oak Circle/Heather or Mulberry Street neighborhoods) so that you can exit the neighborhood if concerned about being flooded in and not having a way out. Remember, some neighborhoods have only one exit route and if the streets flood, they may be impassable for 12 to 48 hours.


If your property has experienced water runoff into your home or driveway you are encouraged to be prepared by seeking sand and sandbags should you need them.

The Town and Napa County jointly provide an unstaffed sandbag station located at the northeast corner of Jackson Street near Yountville Community Park and the Yountville Pioneer Cemetery. The sand is free, but remember you must provide your own labor and shovels to get the bags back to your home or business.

The safety of all Yountville residents is a priority of our Town Public Works crews, but during a rainstorm event, please understand that replenishing the supply of sand and bags will become a lower priority. It's best to plan ahead and stock up on sandbags prior to the event. If you have questions about the sandbag station, please call the Public Works Department 707-944-8851 during business hours.

Downed Power Lines

If you see a downed power line, please call 911 immediately and report it. For more safety information about downed power lines, call PGE at 1-800-743-500 or visit the PG&E Website. You can also register with PGE to receive a call to your cell phone or a text message to advise you about when power may be restored in an outage. The Town will not have more current information than PG&E.

Downed Power Lines Safety Site

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