Dear Los Altos Hills Residents,
Happy New Year! Today's weather brings a brief welcome respite in the storm systems. Please be aware that more storms are headed our way. Take precautions now for additional weather events.
Staff are monitoring water levels in our creeks. Flood risk remains low at this time, but a series of storms will be impacting the Bay Area beginning tomorrow and lasting several days. The next large storm, forecast to arrive on Wednesday, January 4, is anticipated to be potentially more significant than the rain event we experienced over the weekend.
PREPARE FOR THE NEXT STORM
There are several rain events anticipated over the next ten days. Residents in flood-risk areas should take precautions and prepare to safeguard your home as much as possible.
- Clear storm drains. If you have a storm drain inlet near your home in the street, consider using a rake and clearing any debris (leaves, tree branches, etc.) that may have accumulated over the grate. Please place the organic matter into your compost bins. This will help reduce ponding on our roadways for the next storm.
- Stay informed of weather conditions. Monitor changes in the weather forecast National Weather Service, Valley Water, and Santa Clara County Roads and Airport Department.
- Stay Informed: Get notifications from the Town via SCC Alert, Twitter, Facebook, and Nextdoor. Sign up to receive emergency notifications here.
REPORT DAMAGE & ESSENTIAL RESOURCES
- To Report Any Emergency: 911, imminent threat to life or another serious emergency.
- Emergency Call to Sheriff / Fire Department: 911
- To Report an Emergency Happening in Town When You're Out of Town: 408-299-3233
- To Report a Non-Emergency to Sheriff: 408-299-2311
- For down trees and sewer overflows/backup, call Town Hall at 650-941-7222 (during office hours). AFTER office hours, please contact Santa Clara County Communications at 408-299-3233 or Citizen Portal (iworq.net).
- For power outages and electrical problems, call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000. To report and search for an outage please use the link here: PG&E Outage Center.
- Santa Clara County emergency alert system AlertSCC provides up-to-date information on emergencies and disasters in your area.
- Valley Water's ALERT (Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time) system provides information on levels of streams and reservoirs and precipitation gauges.
- Sandbag station (bags and sand) are currently available at the Los Altos Hills Corporation Yard at 27500 Purissima Road. Other sandbag resources are available for residents of Santa Clara County here.
- Spills, blockages, or dumping in creeks can be reported by calling Valley Water's watershed hotline at 408-630-2378.
- More flood safety tips and resources are available here.