Localized Flooding and Downed Trees Possible this Afternoon
Another “atmospheric river” is set to impact our area beginning this afternoon around 4 pm, with heavy winds and the possibility of up to 4 inches of rain falling.
Although there is no way to predict how this storm will ultimately impact our community, the Town encourages and recommends that residents and business owners consider taking the following actions:
- Sign up to receive emergency calls, text, and/or email notification alerts using AlertMarin, the Marin County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services emergency notification system.
- Please make sure you clear your storm drains and gutters around your homes and businesses of leaves and debris to keep the storm drain system functioning properly.
- Put a flashlight, radio and spare batteries in an easy place to find if the power goes out
- Remove hazardous materials (paints/chemicals, etc.) from flood prone areas such as garages and sheds
Flood Gates It is highly recommended that businesses that are closed today install their flood gates and/or take other actions to protect your business from potential flooding.
- It is highly recommended that if your business is open today and located in the downtown area, or if you are in an area prone to flooding, that you bring your flood gates to the front of your business and be ready to install if the creek rises this afternoon.
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.
WANT MORE INFORMATION?
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.
The Town has storm resource information available on the website at: https://www.townofsananselmo.org/776/Flooding-and-Storm-Resources.
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.