Storm Updates

HEAVY STORMS THIS WEEK!

From City of Pacifica Press Release - 1/3/23

High Wind and Flood Watch warnings are in effect in the region beginning the Jan 4th through Jan 5, and rainy weather is predicted to continue into the coming weeks. It is expected the storm will bring extremely high winds and excessive rainfall, risk of landslides, difficulty traveling, widespread power outages, downed trees and power lines, street flooding and flooding of creeks.

Public Works, Fire, Police Department and other essential services staff are working to prepare for the storm and have increased staffing to assist in the coming days. Pacifica School District will have a minimum day Wednesday, be closed Thursday, and reopen Friday. Residents are advised to read the following information on what to expect and what precautions to take to keep themselves, their families, and their neighborhoods safe.

To receive important updates, register for SMC Alert and follow the Police Department and NCFA on Twitter, Nextdoor and Facebook.

Emergency Information

• Pacifica Police Department non-emergency: (650) 738-7314

• Coastside Patrol Sheriff Office: (650) 712-7306 (Open during business hours)

• Coastside Sheriff's Dispatch: (650) 726-8286 (24hrs)

• Flooding Issues Pacifica: (650) 738-3760

• Flooding Issues Coastside: (650) 726 8286

• PG&E power outages: https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/outagecenter

Other Storm Related Information

• Pacifica Sandbags:

o Pacifica Council Chambers Parking Lot (24 hours) – 2212 Beach Boulevard

o Linda Mar Fire Station (24 hours) – 1100 Linda Mar Boulevard

• Coastside Sandbags: 110 Higgins Canyon Rd

• Linda Mar and Sharp Park Beaches are closed, as is the Pacifica Pier

• If needed, emergency shelter information will be made available

Precautions to Take

• Register with SMC Alert for regional safety updates

• Know your evacuation route – register with Zonehaven

• DO NOT WALK OR DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS

• Avoid forested areas

• Clear drains at and around your residence

• Practice beach safety and do not go to the beaches or the pier

• Go to bit.ly/PacificaPrepares for more winter storm preparation tips

Additional Information and Resources

San Mateo County Department of Emergency Management

National Weather Service Weather Awareness (NOAA)

• PG&E power outages: https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/outagecenter/

Caltrans Customer Service

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