Winter Storm Preparation and Reporting

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The National Weather Service is forecasting a significant winter storm over the next 48 hours. Residents should prepare for heavy winds and rain, commencing Wednesday night and increasing in intensity into Thursday. With high winds, extended power outages are a possibility. Residents should avoid unnecessary travel, stock emergency supplies (water, flashlights, batteries, medications) and remove or secure outdoor items that are susceptible to wind damage.

Galt residents are encouraged to report storm related problems at the following numbers:

For life Emergency situation: 911

For a Tree down in the street, flooding, or roadway problems:
209-366-7260 During normal business hours
209-366-7000 After hours
Power Outage: 1-888-456-SMUD (7683)


During heavy forecasted storms, the City of Galt establishes a free self service sand bag station for it's residents.  The location is in front of the Parks and Recreation Corporation Yard at 550 Elm Avenue.  If you have questions about this, please contact our Public Works Department at (209)366-7260.

For people located outside of the City of Galt, links for other sand bag sites are listed below:

Instructions for protecting structures with sandbags

Stream, River and Weather Related Links