Flash Flood Watch and High Wind Warning Issued for Tuesday-Thursday
Feb. 11, 2019— A Flash Flood Watch and a High Wind Warning has been issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for Tuesday night through 10 a.m. Thursday morning. Expected rainfall could total 1.23 inches during this time period.
The rain is expected to begin after 10 p.m. and be heavy at times, with wind gusts as high as 31 mph. Get the most up-to-date forecast for Palo Alto here. You can also monitor Palo Alto's creek levels here.
All the creek monitor sensors are in place. The sensor at West Bayshore and San Francisquito Creek is under evaluation and staff will be monitoring the performance of the new sensor. With the arrival of each storm, Public Works will continuously inspect the creeks and monitor the data shown.
To report flooding issues, 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 31, 2019