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Weather Advisory
Posted Date: 12/18/2012

Storm Clouds and Trees

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The City of Mill Valley would like to advise residents of upcoming weather events.  Rain is forecast to continue this week with heavy rains and wind gusts expected Thursday and Saturday with possible local urban and small stream flooding. 

Daily high tides will rise each day to a peak of 6 feet by early Sunday morning. Predicted higher high tides are not expected to cause water encroachment on roadways, however tides could come in higher than predicted if they coincide with low pressure, heavy rain, or strong winds. Heavy rain is expected at times on Thursday and Saturday, so it is possible tidal flooding may occur at low-lying areas if the tides rise beyond 6.5 feet.

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 for the MEANS early warning system.
  • 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.