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Clearlake PD
Thursday February 23rd, 2017 :: 06:15 p.m. PST


Health advisory

The City of Clearlake is  issuing advisory evacuations for the low lying areas on Lakeshore Drive  between Kern Street and San Joaquin Avenue.  Residents are not under mandatory evacuation this time.  However, due to high water levels and potential for contaminated water we are advising residents of potential hazards.

The Lake County Health Department recommends the following safety tips for residents in these areas;

Residents should be mindful of their proximity to the Lake and the flood conditions in their immediate area. DO NOT DRIVE or WALK through running or standing water.

Floodwaters may be contaminated from overflowing sewage systems.  Your public sewer district managing discharges and overflows with pumper trucks and other responses.   Residents and businesses with private septic systems can also face overflow or backup situations.  The septic tank may be surcharged with flood water and the leach field will not work well in saturated soil conditions.

Flood waters can contain unhealthy substances, potentially increasing transmission of communicable diseases.   The following general precautions are advised:

  1. Reduce flow into your drains with strict water conservation measures.
  2. A void contact with floodwaters.
  3. Wash your hands frequently.
  4. Disinfect or discard objects that have been in floodwater.

Employ professional service for septic system repair and maintenance.

If your home or business is inundated, please contact the Lake County Community Development office at 707-263-2221    and Lake County Environmental   Health at 707-263-1164 before re-occupying the structure.

There is currently an American Red Cross Evacuation Shelter at the Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 1111   Park Way in Lakeport.   Residents are advised to gather their medications,   pets, and important papers.

The county of Lake and the Office of Emergency Services has established an information telephone number for residents effected by the recent storms.   The information service will be offered between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Residents are encouraged to call (707) 263-3450 during those hours for assistance.

Clearlake PD
14050 Olympic Dr
Clearlake, CA 95422

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-994-8251

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