A series of storm systems will impact Mill Valley and surrounding areas on Wednesday, February 26th and Friday, February 28th bringing significant rainfall and gusty winds to the area. The first storm is due Wednesday and will produce moderate to heavy rains from a half-inch up to several inches along with gusty winds. Friday's storm is also expected to produce rain from a half-inch up to several inches with wind gusts of up to 50 mph.
High tides may impact low-lying areas (For example, tides may encroach onto Miller Avenue at Camino Alto and Almonte and areas at or near the Manzanita and Shoreline Highway intersection) on the following dates and times:
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City of Mill Valley preparations include:
- Providing sand and sandbags to residents at various locations. Please visit the Flooding and Storm Resources page for more information.
- Working with PG&E to improve local response and communication with City officials during outages.
- Monitoring creeks for blockages and obstructions.
- Maintaining storm drains and flood control pump stations.
- Posting flood warning signs.
- Assigning additional staff to respond to storm-related emergencies as needed.
Residents Should Prepare By:
- Monitor TV, radio and the internet for up to date weather reports to stay current with local conditions.
- Signing up here for Marin County's Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS)
- Having a ready supply of batteries, flashlights and a transistor radio. Residents that have electric stoves may consider purchasing a camp stove, and residents with gas stoves should keep matches on hand.
- Buying an old-fashioned telephone with a cord.
- Residents with wood burning stoves or fireplaces should stock enough wood to last 4-5 days.
- Residents living near creeks or in flood zones should monitor water levels and stock up on sand and sandbags.
- Prepare to check on neighbors who may need help during a storm.
Remember that in the event of a large natural disaster, you need to be prepared to “Shelter at Home” for at least 5 or more days. For more information on how to prepare for storms and other natural disasters, please visit the Emergency Preparedness Information webpage.