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Posted on: January 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Winter Storm Information & Resources


Winter Storm Information

A storm door is open and rain and wind is expected at least through Wednesday January 18, 2023. After periods of heavy rain; the ground is saturated with increased risk of flooding, mud slides, downed trees and power outages due to strong winds.

We wanted to provide you with information to keep you prepared and safe:

Please view the latest NWS forecast for the most up to the date information.

Please visit the Flooding and Storm Resources page on the Town website.

Be prepared:

  • Secure outdoor objects that could be blown over by wind (e.g, patio furniture, sports equipment, trash cans, pop-up canopies)
  • Rake leaves and other yard debris and place in green bin (to keep out of gutters and storm drains)
  • Make sure your emergency kit is up-to-date: have a flashlight, radio and spare batteries handy if the power goes out.
  • Protect homes and businesses in low-lying flood-prone areas by making sandbags.(see below)
  • Sign up to receive AlertMarin emergency calls, text message or email alerts.
  • Visit for additional resources for preparing for a storm.

During the storm

  • Avoid unnecessary travel. Strong winds and wet roads make travel risky, and possible flooding may prevent you from returning home. Staying home is the safest option until the storm passes. If it’s an emergency, allow emergency responders to come to you.
  • Use extra caution when driving. If you MUST leave your home, drive carefully: slow down, keep both hands on steering wheel, turn on head lights, allow extra space between vehicles, and watch for downed tree branches, trees, and power lines.
  • Stay away from downed power lines. Always assume a fallen power line is live and do not touch it with your hand or other object. Call 9-1-1 immediately to report the fallen line.
  • Do not walk or drive through standing water. Turn around, do not drown. If it’s an emergency, allow emergency responders to come to you.
  • Avoid the coast and beaches.
  • Monitor for the most up-to-date weather and emergency information.


Sand and bags are available for San Anselmo residents at the tennis court parking lot at Memorial Park (Sunny Hills Drive across from the Red Hill Shopping Center). Please bring you own shovel.

Flood Horn

The Town has a flood horn located in the Town Hall tower. The horn is audible from areas subject to flooding. The horn is sounded when flooding is imminent. Town staff will sound the horn with 5 blasts, a pause, 5 blasts, a pause and 5 blasts. If you hear the flood horn, do not go to flood prone areas. Seek higher ground.

PG&E Outage Information

If you experience a power outage, you can check the PG&E Outage Map: to report an outage and to find information on when power might be restored. Or call: Call: 1-877-660-6789 .

The Town staff is making preparations and we are in contact with downtown businesses and property owners about preparing for the latest storms.

Remember that is the go-to resident resource for emergency information throughout these storm events.

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