Ask 1: Why should I care about dams?
- Although dam failures are infrequent, the impacts can be catastrophic, often exceeding typical stream/river flood events.
Ask 2: What are the risks associated with dams?
- Even though dam failure is considered unlike in Oakland, 5,200 urban acres are vulnerable to dam failure including schools, hospitals, and four fire stations.
Ask 3: Am I or could I be affected by a dam and what is the dam failure flood inundation area?
- Check out the City of Oakland Hazard Mapper to determine if you are in the inundation area.
Ask 4: Once I determine that my property is in a dambreak inundation area, what's next?
- Prepare you home and your family by building an emergency kit, being prepared to evacuate, and knowing your evacuation zone.