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Los Altos Police Department
Friday January 6th, 2017 :: 09:20 a.m. PST


Prepare Now for Potentially Hazardous Storm Heading in this Weekend

The National Weather Service, Bay Area is warning that a significant storm is headed our way. Light rain is expected to begin Saturday then become heavy Saturday evening lasting through Sunday. Heavy rainfall may overwhelm waterways and roadway drainage systems, leading to flooding. High winds from 15-30 mph are also expected, with gusts up to 40 mph, which may lead to downed trees and power lines.

Residents are urged to prepare in advance of the storm:

  • Stock up on flashlights and batteries to be prepared for a power outage. Visit the PG&E website for essential information about power outages:
  • If you have flood-prone areas around your home, consider stocking up on sandbags now. A complimentary Sandbag Station is available to Los Altos residents at the City’s Maintenance Service Center located at 707 Fremont Avenue in Los Altos.
  • Secure outdoor items that can be blown about by strong wind.
  • Stock up on food and water in order to avoid unnecessary driving during heavy rain and wind.
  • Report down trees, power lines, flooding or other hazards by calling our 24-hour non-emergency number: (650) 947-2770
Additional flood preparedness tips:
  • Charge mobile devices in advance of possible power outages
  • Turn Around, Don't Drown® - Avoid walking or driving through flood waters; just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • If you receive a flash flood alert, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the US.
  • Get more flood safety tips at
  • Get National Weather Service Updates at
In the event of an emergency, call us by dialing 9-1-1. For non-emergency calls, dial (650) 947-2770.
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Los Altos Police Department
1 N San Antonio Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-947-2770

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