SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.--The Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is taking steps to prepare for another series of storms predicted to impact the region beginning today and continuing through President’s Day weekend. As with previous storms, significant rainfall is expected in the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Loma Fire burn scar area, as well as increased flow rates in the Coyote Creek drainage.
”The Office of Emergency Services stands ready to activate the Emergency Operations Center, if needed,” said OES Director Dana Reed. “We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions for the upcoming storms, and will be ready to help coordinate prompt responses to any incident that has the potential to threaten life, property, or the environment.”
County OES is working closely with the National Weather Service (NWS), County departments, and local jurisdictions to gather critical weather information, and receive timely updates on planning, preparation and responses related to any damage that might impact roads and critical infrastructure throughout the county.
The County is receiving ongoing monitoring reports from Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD), a major partner in this countywide effort to raise awareness of the watershed, creeks and streams, and reservoirs throughout the county. Santa Clara County residents can access the SCVWD web-site for useful links about storm preparation actions, safety tips, and sandbag locations: https://www.valleywater.org/sandbags
For updates on local creek and reservoir conditions, residents are encouraged to visit SCVWD on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCVWD and Twitter: www.twitter.com/valleywater (Twitter handle: @valleywater). SCVWD also posts neighborhood-specific messages via Nextdoor, so residents are encouraged to join their local Nextdoor neighborhood group.
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Media Contact: Joe Guzzardi, Office of Emergency Services, (408) 808-7800.
Posted: February 8, 2017