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Preparing for the Rainstorms

Flooding Hazard ZonesDuring heavy rain, Yountville is subject to flooding problems along the natural creeks and drainage that traverse the area, and we encourage our residents to proactively prepare for the storms which can cause flooding and power outages. 

Potential flooding locations in Yountville are predictable and well known, Hopper Creek and the Napa River to the east of Town which overflows its banks and floods the vineyards and on into town.

Other localized areas that may potentially flood are:

  • Oak Circle adjacent to Vineyard Park
  • Oak Circle at Heather Street
  • Yount Mill Road at the cementery
  • Solano Avenue near Hinman Creek
  • Finnell Road neighborhood
  • Washington Street at California Street
  • Paths along Hopper Creek


Learn more about flooding in these areas:

What to expect when Hopper Creek floods?

What to expect when Napa River floods?

Can the Rector Creek Dam cause flooding?


Other Helpful Information

See our General Safety Tips to Prepare for Flooding

Download the Flood Action Checklist to know how to prepare for potential flooding.

To find more information on Napa River conditions visit the Napa One Rain Website.

Click here for local weather information.


*The information on this website is provided under the California Emergency Services Act (California Government Code section 8550 et seq.) and for informational purposes only. The information on this website: (1) is necessarily general and not intended to be a complete guide to all things that can or should be done in the event of an emergency, (2) is subject to change at any time including in the event of an emergency, and (3) may not apply to your specific needs and/or circumstances in the event of an emergency. Emergency preparedness is your responsibility. Relevant information regarding a particular emergency may be different than the information provided on this website. All persons should consult relevant authorities for information regarding a particular emergency. There are many sources of information for emergency preparedness and all persons should consult as many resources as possible.