STORM UPDATE - Sunday, October 24, 2021
The San Anselmo creek level is currently at 12.5 feet. Typically, flooding occurs when the creek exceeds 13.3 feet. In the event of imminent flooding, the Town will sound the flood horn with 5 blasts, a pause, 5 blasts, a pause and 5 blasts. This means that the creek is likely to exceed its banks. If you hear the flood horn and you live in an area that floods, you should immediately get to a second story or to higher ground. Please do not come downtown to see the creek levels. Flood waters are fast moving and very dangerous.
It is recommended that residents move their vehicles to higher ground if you are in the flood zone and check in on your elderly neighbors.
The heaviest rainfall is expected after 5:00pm today according to the National Weather Service.
The County of Marin has a new emergency portal located here: https://emergency.marincounty.org/ with access to quick county-wide information. Please be prepared and stay tuned to local TV, radio, and online sources for updates on the weather.
As is always the case, during heavy winter rains, sand and sand and bags are available for San Anselmo residents and merchants on Sunny Hills Drive in the parking lot adjacent to the tennis courts, which is across the street from Swirl, the yogurt shop in the Red Hill Shopping Center.
Important Information: When you hear the flood horn, it means that flooding may be imminent. You should immediately move your family and vehicles to higher ground. Please don’t use the flood horn as an opportunity to go see the creek firsthand. Rushing flood waters are fast moving and very dangerous.
Unless you have an emergency, please don’t call 911 for information as dispatch lines can be quickly overwhelmed. The best way to report a hazardous situation is by contacting CMPA. Please call CMPA's non-emergency phone number at (415) 927-5150 to report any non-urgent weather related issue. CMPA will disseminate the report to the DPW field crew.
The Central Marin Police is actively coordinating with DPW personnel to appropriately respond to the variety of weather related events today.