Prepared for you by the County of Sutter and
the City of Yuba City
Emergency Management Guide - For Business and Industry
This Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry outlines the
that City and County officials are recommending you
take as the rivers rise. Understanding that
your business may have
unique needs or require more advanced notice for relocating inventory
you should consider revising the recommended actions to ensure you have
adequate time to complete those actions you feel essential.
The phases described in this guide roughly correspond to stages that
are in the County/City Slow Rise Flood Plan which
is primarily designed
for saving lives
and only secondarily concerned with business and property.
By taking a business oriented look at the plans, the guide offers suggestions
for business owners to take in safeguarding their property and inventories
from floods and rising water. While historically the river's level has
provided approximately twenty-four hours between phases, recent
experience has proven that figure could easily be reduced to eighteen hours
Different states of emergency can, and most likely will, exist in different
geographic areas or basins of the County. The distinct areas that may be impacted
during a slow rise flood incident are identified on the basin map in the
of this guide. A "Read for Action Level"
is identified on the rivers that
affect a basin. The guide applies to all basins and the terms used will be the
same in each area.
Your responsibility is to be ready and to respond to the evacuation
when they are given. Unfortunately, there is no one who is or
will be able to accurately and consistently predict how fast the weather and the
numerous other factors will combine in any given storm or rainy season to provide
you with a factual time or river level at which an evacuation will be called. The
City and the County can assure you that the evacuation decisions are always
seriously considered and the mandatory evacuation orders are only issued when
We sincerely hope this guide assists you in preparing your business for
emergencies. If you need further assistance or have questions about planning for
an emergency please call either:
It Is Your Responsibility To:
Prepare Now For A Sudden Emergency.
Learn How to Protect Yourself and Cope with Any Disaster
by Planning Ahead.
Understand that Disaster can Strike
Quickly and Without Warning!
Time is of the Essence!
Know that Local Officials and Relief Workers Will Be on the Scene
After a Disaster, But They Cannot Reach Everyone Right Away.
Know and Understand the Differences Between
and "Advisory Evacuation" and a "Mandatory Evacuation"!
Take Responsibility - Save Your Life!
Keep in Touch with Your Neighbors and Look Out for Each Other
Knowing What To Do is Your Best Protection and Your Responsibility.