Preparing for the Costliest Weather Disaster in the US: How to Stay Safe Before, During, and After a Flood

With the recent hurricane and flooding in the Carolinas, this information AccuWeather is providing is helpful and timely as California’s rainy season approaches. October is California Flood Preparedness Month, with October 20-26 designated as Flood Preparedness Week.

From AccuWeather – Floods may not inspire as much fascination and terror as hurricanes and tornadoes, but they can be just as devastating and cause destruction on a more massive scale. Knowing what to do before, during and after a flood can save your life and help minimize the damages to property. “Floods are the most common and costly disasters we see in the U.S.,” said Rafael Lemaitre, director of public affairs for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). (more)

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Congratulations!

The Central Valley Flood Protection Board announces its first annual employee recognition awards

In December 2018, CVFPB honored three of its employees for their outstanding staff work and contributions to the Board. The recipients of these first CVFPB awards are:

Permitting Section Chief Gary Lemon
2018 Sustained Superior Accomplishment Award

HR Analyst Amber Woertink
2018 Sustained Superior Accomplishment Award

Office Assistant Wendy Valdez
2018 Sustained Superior Accomplishment Award

All three have demonstrated an exceptional work ethic and pride in their work, even with juggling many duties, dependability, initiative, a "can do" positive and helpful attitude, and promoted a productive "team work" atmosphere at the Board. Congratulations to Gary, Amber, and Wendy - the Board thanks you for your service. You can read more about why these employees were selected in the links above.