When do you sound the flood siren?

The protocol is to sound the flood siren when flooding is imminent, which in Fairfax, is at 7.2 feet. When the siren is sounded, residents and merchants are advised to proceed immediately to a higher floor or to higher ground. There is also a protocol with our neighboring town San Anselmo, that if they sound their flood horn siren, Fairfax will activate our siren as well. This is despite the fact that the flood stage in Fairfax is lower than San Anselmo. However, if they are at flood stage, there is the possibility Fairfax will flood as well. The flood siren does not mean come downtown to see the creek or move merchandise to higher areas. Rising flood waters are fast moving and dangerous, and should be avoided.

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