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Posted on: December 10, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Strong Storm Forecast to Impact Santa Clara County Beginning Wednesday

The Santa Clara County Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services, in
cooperation with communities throughout the county, want to urge residents to be
prepared for the damaging winds and heavy rain that is forecast to be associated with this storm.

Heavy rains could lead to flooding and mud flows. Strong winds may topple drought stressed trees resulting in downed power lines. Due to the projected widespread coverage of the storm, residents in rural areas should be prepared to be without power for an extended period of time.

“I urge all residents of Santa Clara County to stay tuned to the latest weather forecasts and take steps to prepare for the storm,” says Dana Reed, Director of the Office of Emergency Services.

Steps residents can take to be prepared:
* Stay informed during hazardous weather conditions, and listen to your local radio
or TV stations for watches, warnings and the latest information bulletins.
* Flood / High Wind Watch means it is possible that flooding or damaging
winds will occur in a specified area.
* Stay away from rising waterways, such as creeks and rivers.
* Flood / High Wind Warning means flooding or damaging winds are
occurring or are imminent in a specified area. Move to safe ground and
stay away from large trees and utility poles.
* Be extra alert while driving, and do not drive through flooded areas. The road
may be weakened and even shallow rushing water can lift and move a car.
* Have batteries and flashlights on hand in the event of extended power outages.
* Filled and unfilled sandbags are available at more than 20 locations throughout
the county.

Sand bags are available at the Corporation Yard on Miles Avenue. Demand for sandbags has been high. We are replenishing on a daily basis.

For Town emergencies or issues call 911 or 354-8600.

A map of locations can be downloaded at:
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