Sister Cities

Sister City programs assist in the exchange of ideas, development of friendships in other cultures, provides for the chance to open new dialogues in improving the quality of urban life, and promotes the exploration of city policy.

The City of Napa has endorsed three cities as recognized Sister Cities:

Getting and Using Sandbags

Sandbags: Where to get them and how to use them

To help the community prepare for possible flooding, sandbags and sand are distributed free of charge to City residents and business owners the first Saturday in November, December, January, February, and March. The distribution takes places from 9am to 1pm on each of these Saturdays at the City Corporation Yard at 770 Jackson Street.

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Compensation Information

The City of Napa's elected officials, appointed officials and staff are committed to transparency on compensation. To make it easy to find a comprehensive set of information on pay and benefits, this Compensation Information web page has been created. Follow the links below for details.

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Street Closures During Floods

Due to the City's extensive experience with flooding, there is an understanding of street closures and evacuations that will be needed as a flood emergency progresses. The map here shows where streets will be closed and the Phase 1 through Phase 4 evacuation areas and safe evacuation routes.

View the complete map in .pdf format.

  • This is a large file and may take a moment to load, but when viewing the map with Adobe Reader you will be able to zoom in on your area of concern for detailed information.The Phase 1 area is shaded in green, the phase 2 area in gold/orange, the phase 3 area in red, and the phase 4 area in blue.

Street closures can also be viewed in alphabetical lists.
Phase 1 street closure list.
Phase 2 street closure list
Phase 3 street closure list.
Phase 4 street closure list.


Phase 1 Response Area

The Phase 1 area is inundated when Napa Creek overflows. (See current Creek levels here.) Creek flooding may occur even if the Napa River does not leave its banks, or may precede flooding along the River. When the Phase 1 area is threatened, the following streets will be closed.

Arroyo Drive
Behrens Street
Brown Street between Yount and Pearl
Caymus Street
Center Street
Clinton Street
Coleman Street
Coombs Street between Pearl and Arroyo
Earl Street
Eggleston Street
Grigsby Court
Jerry Lane
Main Street between Yount and First
Napa Street
Nursery Street
Pearl Street between Coombs and Soscol
Seminary Street between Hayes and Calistoga
Tulocay Street
Vallejo Street
West Street
Yajome Street between Yount and Pearl
Soscol Avenue/SR121 between Kansas Avenue and Shetler Avenue
Trancas Street between Soscol and Silverado Trail/Monticello Road 


Phase 2 Response Area

"Minor River Flooding" begins when the Napa River reaches the level of 26 feet at Oak Knoll, and this flooding affects the Phase 2 area.  (Follow this link to view the current River and Stream levels.) If the River is flooding the Phase 2 area, it is likely that the Phase 1 area is also being flooded. When the Phase 2 area is threatened, the following streets will be closed. 

Soscol Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Sousa Lane
First Street between Main and Juarez
Third Street between Main and Juarez
Jackson Street between Yajome and Soscol
Tanen Street
North Bay Drive
Wall Street
Jordan Lane
Imperial Way
Randean Way
McKinstry Street
Water Street
Vernon Street
Bailey Street
Fourth Street between the railroad tracks and Bailey Street
Fifth Street between Soscol Avenue and Burnell Street
Sixth Street
Seventh Street
Eighth Street
Burnell Street
Oil Company Road between the Napa River and Soscol Avenue
Taylor Street between the Napa River and Juarez Street
Post Street between the Napa River and Juarez Street
Second Street between the Napa River and Juarez Street
Clay Street between the Napa River and Juarez Street 
Phase 3 Response Area

"Moderate River Flooding" begins when the Napa River reaches the level of 28 feet at Oak Knoll, and this flooding affects the Phase 3 area.  (Follow this link to view the current River and Stream levels.) If the River is flooding the Phase 3 area, it is likely that the Phase 1 and Phase 2 areas are also being flooded. When the Phase 3 area is threatened, the following streets will be closed. 

Action Avenue
Adrian Street between Jackson and South End
Bale Street
Carolina Street
Clay Street between Juarez and Silverado Trail
First Street between Juarez and Silverado Trail
Garden Court
Hagen Road at Silverado Trail
Ida Street
Iroquois Street between Jackson and Lincoln
Jackson Street between Main and Yajome
Juarez Street
Lincoln Avenue between Iroquois and Silverado Trail
Maplewood Avenue
Second Street between Juarez and Silverado Trail
Silverado Trail between Monticello and Stonecrest, and between Fairview Drive and Sousa Lane
Soscol Avenue between Central and Lincoln, and between Sousa Lane and Silverado Trail
Sousa Lane
Streblow Drive from the gate to the end of the road
Taylor Street between Juarez and Silverado Trail
Third Street between Juarez and Silverado Trail
Yajome Street between Jackson and Yount 
Phase 4 Response Area

"Major River Flooding" begins when the Napa River reaches the level of 30 feet at Oak Knoll, and this flooding affects the Phase 4 area.  (Follow this link to view the current River and Stream levels.) If the River is flooding the Phase 4 area, it is likely that the Phase 1, 2 and 3 areas are also being flooded. When the Phase 4 area is threatened, the following streets will be closed. 

Adrian Street between G and Jackson
Alice Street between Paul Avenue and Central
Arboreo Street
Ash Street between Randolph and Coombs
Ashlar Street between Silverado Trail and Kenwood
Atrium Parkway
Balboa Way
Beach Street
Brown Street between Legion and Yount, between Second and Third, and between Fifth St and the south end of Brown
Cabot Way
Carriage Place
Central Avenue between Alice and Soscol
Chesapeake Court
Coolidge Drive
Coombs Street between Pearl and Imola/SR 121
Costa Drive
Cove Court
Cross Street
Cunard Drive
Division Street between Randolph and Brown
Edgewater Drive
Elm Street between Randolph and Riverside Drive
Evans Avenue between Silverado and Willow Avenue
Fifth Street between Randolph and the River
First Street between Franklin and Main and between Silverado Trail and Willow Avenue
Fourth Street between Franklin and Coombs
Franklin Street between Spruce and Ash, and between Ash and South Coombs
Gasser Drive
Hagen Road between Old Coach Road and Silverado Trail
Hayes Street
Imola Avenue/SR 121 between Jefferson Street and Soscol
Iroquois Street between Lincoln and Jackson
Jacob Court
Joliet Way
Joseph Court
Kansas Avenue between Soscol and Kansas Court, and between Soscol and Gasser Drive
Kearney Way
Lake Park Drive
La Salle Way
Lathrop Court
Lathrop Street between Alice and Carriage Place
Laurel Street between Randolph and Riverside Drive
Lewis Way
Lighthouse Court
Magellan Way
Main Street between Jackson and Yount, and between First Street and the Napa River at Napa Mill
Marina Drive
Matson Drive
Napa Yacht Club
North Newport Drive
South Newport Drive
Oak Street between Randolph and Riverside Drive
Peninsula Court
Pine Street between Randolph and Riverside Drive
Randolph Street between Ash and Spruce, and between Pearl and Division
Rio Vista Drive
River Glen Drive
River Park Boulevard
Riverside Drive
Rose Drive
Sea Breeze Court
Second Street between Franklin and Main
Shoreline Drive
Silverado Trail between Hardman Avenue and Trancas, and between Spring Street and Soscol Avenue
Soscol Avenue between Silverado Trail and Kansas, between Shetler and Imola, and between Pueblo and Central
South Jefferson Street from Imola south
South Newport Drive
Spinnaker Way
Spruce Street between South Seminary and Coombs
Stone Crest Drive between Silverado Trail and Oakcrest Court
Stonehouse Court
Stonehouse Drive
Sycamore Street between South Seminary and Franklin
Third Street between Franklin and Main
Yajome Street between G and Jackson
Yount Street

Safety During the Storm

During a major storm, it's easy to get caught up in the moment and do unsafe things. Here are some important tips for staying safe. 

  • Avoid driving or walking in areas that are subject to sudden flooding.
  • NEVER try to cross a flowing stream where water is above your knees. Even water as shallow as 6 inches may produce a strong current that could sweep you away.
  • NEVER drive over a flooded road. There may be unseen washouts or debris. If your car is disabled you may be both stranded and trapped.
  • If your car stalls, abandon it IMMEDIATELY and seek higher ground.
  • Do not "sightsee" in flooded areas. Do not drive around barricades. You may be subject to substantial fines.
  • Keep children with you. Be aware that teenagers in particular may be tempted to get too close to floodwaters. This not only places them in jeopardy, but inhibits public safety personnel from assisting those that need it.
  • Avoid unnecessary trips. If you must travel during the storm, dress in warm, loose layered clothing and use appropriate gear to stay dry. Advise others of your destination.
  • Use the telephone ONLY for family emergencies or to report dangerous conditions.
  • Stat informed by using this website, local and regional radio and television, weather radio, and other reliable sources for emergency information and instructions from the EOC.
  • If you are requested to evacuate, PLEASE DO SO. Make arrangements to stay with friends or relatives, or use a shelter provided by the City in cooperation with the Red Cross. Be sure to bring any necessary medication and a change of clothing with you.

 

Water Issues in an Emergency

Emergency Water Storage


In a disaster such as a large magnitude earthquake or severe flooding, water systems will most likely suffer damage and safe water will not be available. Be prepared by storing a supply of water for each family member. One gallon per person per day provides enough for drinking. Two to three gallons per person per day covers drinking, first aid, limited personal hygiene and cooking needs. Plan to have enough water for your family for at least 3 days. Consider water provisions for pets as well.

 

Water should be stored in plastic containers, preferably heavy opaque plastic with tight fitting, screw-on caps. Mark date on containers when stored and place in a cool dark location. Stored tap water should be replaced every six months. Unopened commercial bottled water can be stored for up to a year. If you need to consume water stored longer than these recommended times, use one of the methods described below to purify it. 

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