Winter Storm Preparedness

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Winter Storm Preparedness

The community is encouraged to take precautions and prepare for the upcoming storm season. View the flyer below for helpful resources and tips on how to be storm ready.

Winter Storm Preparedness Flyer: English, en Español

Top 10 Storm Preparation Tips
1 Clear gutters and catch basins of debris and leaves. Help keep our
creeks and Bay clean by never dumping into a catch basin.
2 For property owners with natural creek beds on their property, clear
creek beds of debris.
3 Sign-up for Emergency Alerts and Notifications Here.
4 Build a Storm Kit: Keep needed emergency supplies in your home, at work,
and in your car and discuss emergency plans with your family.
5 Build a sandbag wall to channel water to a drain or gutter. Sandbags are
available at 1400 Broadway.
6 Have plywood, plastic sheeting, and other emergency building materials
available in advance and keep handy for waterproofing.
7 Notify San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District of any
standing water issues: http://www.smcmvcd.org
8 Learn more about the City's rain barrel rebates to save rain water for
residential gardening and other uses at home: http://bawsca.org/conservation/rain-barrel-rebate-program
9 Know your flood zone designation and your specific flood hazard. Obtain
flood insurance if you are in a high-risk flood area. Homeowner insurance
policies don't cover flood damage.
10 Plan in advance to assist your neighbors or have them help you.

 

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