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Be Prepared for Heavy Rain on Wednesday

Be Prepared for Heavy Rain on Wednesday

Get ready for a wet week ahead. The National Weather Service is forecasting off and on showers for Palo Alto all day Tuesday with wind gusts as high as 23 mph. Then the rain is expected to intensify and be heavy at times on Wednesday with wind gusts as high as 25 mph. There's a chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday night as well. Thursday is expected to bring more showers with the possibility of thunderstorms. Wind gusts could be as high as 29 mph. You can find the latest forecast for Palo Alto here. You can also monitor Palo Alto's creek levels here.

Please note: The sensor at the West Bayshore site has been taken offline on the creek level web page due to anomalies indicating the creek has reached flood stage. While Public Works corrects this sensor issue, staff will continuously monitor the creek camera during rain events and the alarms will still be operational. This problem only affects how West Bayshore's levels display on the creek page.  

To report blocked storm drains, slides and fallen trees, call the Public Works after hours line at (650) 329-2413. Power outages can be reported at: (650) 496-6914.

Both Mitchell Park and Rinconada Park locations have been stocked with loose sand and fill bags. Five thousand filled bags will be assembled by City staff this season. Once our filled bag inventory is depleted, only loose sand and bags will be provided at these sites. There is a limit of 10 filled bags per trip for passenger cars and 20 filled bags for pickup trucks. These limits are set to promote driver safety.

You can find a full page of Storm Watch resources and preparedness tips at this link here.

Last Updated: January 10, 2019