The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved the ratification of a local state of emergency for Sacramento County. The emergency proclamation comes as Sacramento County has experienced an atmospheric river that began on March 9, 2023. Precipitation and snowpack melt from this warm atmospheric river are anticipated to result in sustained overtopping and runoff from rivers, streams and channels which is likely to significantly impact low-lying areas.
The proclamation authorizes the County to utilize additional services to help mitigate extensive damage caused by the storm. The County is in the process of damage assessments.
The County Executive will return to the Board of Supervisors at least every sixty days with a recommendation to continue or terminate the local emergency.