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Storm update – prepare for more wind and rain

Posted on December 28, 2022


Weather SummaryWind report 12.28

Rain begins again on Wednesday evening then more rain through Sunday morning with forecast to rain again Monday and Tuesday, January 2 and 3, 2023.

Wind gusts will stay calm until tomorrow (Thursday morning) to Sunday morning reaching between 18 and 38 mph. Temperatures will be a low of 45 tonight and high of 57 tomorrow.

Increased risk of flooding as rain continues this week after period of heavy rain; ground is saturated.

Please view the latest NWS forecast for the most up to the date information.

What could this mean for Marin residents?

  • Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects and blow down tree limbs.
  • Power outages may result from strong winds and rain.
  • Localized flooding could occur in low-lying areas or where storm drains or drainage systems are temporarily blocked by debris.
  • Slick roadways.
  • Rising creeks and streams. However, levels are currently forecast to remain below flood stage (local stream gauges).

What actions can I take to prepare and/or stay safe?

Before the storm

  • Secure outdoor objects that could be blown over by wind (e.g, patio furniture, sports equipment, trash cans, pop-up canopies)
  • Rake leaves and other yard debris and place in green bin (to keep out of gutters and storm drains)
  • Make sure your emergency kit is up-to-date: have a flashlight, radio and spare batteries handy if the power goes out.
  • Protect homes and businesses in low-lying flood-prone areas by making sandbags.
  • Mariners / Houseboat occupants should secure vessel for severe wind and seas.
  • Sign up to receive AlertMarin emergency calls, text message or email alerts.
  • Visit Emergency.MarinCounty.org for additional resources for preparing for a storm.

During the storm

  • Avoid unnecessary travel. Strong winds and wet roads make travel risky, and possible flooding may prevent you from returning home. Staying home is the safest option until the storm passes. If it’s an emergency, allow emergency responders to come to you.
  • Use extra caution when driving. If you MUST leave your home, drive carefully: slow down, keep both hands on steering wheel, turn on head lights, allow extra space between vehicles, and watch for downed tree branches, trees, and powerlines.
  • Stay away from downed power lines. Always assume a fallen power line is live and do not touch it with your hand or other object. Call 9-1-1 immediately to report the fallen line.
  • Do not walk or drive through standing water. Turn around, do not drown. If it’s an emergency, allow emergency responders to come to you.
  • Avoid the coast and beaches.
  • Mariners / Houseboats should remain in port. Strong winds and cause hazardous seas which could capsize or damage vessels.
  • Monitor Emergency.MarinCounty.org for the most up-to-date weather and emergency information.

Sandbags

Sand, bags, and shovels are available for Fairfax residents at the Skate Park (Pavilion Parking Lot).

Remember that Emergency.MarinCounty.org is the go-to resident resource for emergency information throughout this storm event.

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