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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Napa Valley

The city of Napa has opened a sandbag station at the Napa Premium Outlets in anticipation of possible flash flooding on local streams and creeks.

A message from the City of Napa:

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch that includes Napa and the North Bay, in effect from 7:00 p.m. tonight through Friday afternoon.

As a precaution, the City will open self-service sandbag operations at 1:30pm in the parking lot north of the Factory Stores on Freeway Drive near First Street. 

Residents should bring a shovel and gloves and be prepared to fill and transport their own bags.

While area creeks, the Napa River and reservoirs are far below the monitor stage, the potential exists for several inches of rain overnight and into Friday, creating the risk of flash flooding on streams and creeks.

The Napa River is forecast to peak at 13.4 feet around 4:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, which is more than 8 feet below the monitor stage of 22 feet. 

To track rainfall amounts and river and creek levels, go to http://napa.onerain.com/home.php

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Mary Richardson November 30, 2012 at 01:51 AM
Thank you so much for this info! We just went and got us some sandbags! We had some, but they were pretty long in the tooth, as sandbags go. The people there were very organized, really helpful, and pleasant besides! They helped us fill our bags AND they loaded them into the truck for us. We brought a shovel, but they had some there for people to use. SO glad Patch let us know. We'll be happier campers tomorrow when we check to see how things have fared. (I can tell which bags I tied off, 'cause they're the only ones with bows..... sheesh.)
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) November 30, 2012 at 03:01 AM
You didn't draw eyes on them? <grin> Thanks for letting us know, Mary. Stay dry.
Mike Treleven November 30, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Maybe this series of storms will test results of the Flood Control Project, completed at this time. It is during times — such as heavy winter rains — when Napans come together. Once again, for all our up-to-the-minute happenings in the valley, you have to read Napapatch.com. So come on in out of the rain.
Mary Richardson December 01, 2012 at 01:15 AM
I just saw your comment Louisa. (We lost our internet today due to a power outage at the towers .... No, <grin>,I did not draw eyes on them - perhaps I'll save that for a rainy day! Just sayin' LOL!

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