Riverbank Elementary will participate in a news conference as part of 2016 California Flood Preparedness Week on Wednesday, October 26 at 10 a.m. Students will play West Sac Flood Protect’s fun and interactive Flood Challenge computer game to educate them to Plan. Pack. and Protect. in case of a flood event. When each student completes the game, they sign a pledge to Plan. Pack. and Protect. Each student prints out a certificate to take home to their family and parents to talk about the importance of flood protection.
West Sacramento Mayor Pro Tem Beverly “Babs” Sandeen and representatives from Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s office, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Water Resources and West Sac Flood Protect will be on hand at the news conference. Speakers will discuss important achievements the City is making in levee improvements, recent legislation led by Congresswoman Matsui that lead to more federal funding of West Sacramento levee improvement projects and flood preparedness tips.
It’s up to the City of West Sacramento residents and business owners to prepare for a flood before it happens by making emergency kits, identifying emergency contacts and creating a plan.
Do your part and learn more at WestSacFloodProtect.com/Preparedness.
West Sac Flood Protect is the city agency committed to levee improvements, public safety and flood risk reduction.
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