Storm Preparedness

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Quick Storm Preparation Tips

  • Check roof drains and down spouts to make sure they are clear of debris.
  • Keep children away from creeks and large drains which can be deadly during storms.
  • Keep leaves and yard trimmings out of storm drains and gutters.
  • Don't forget your pets, and don’t forget to pick up pet waste to prevent water pollution.
  • Turn off automatic sprinklers.
  • Don't store hazardous materials in areas that may be subject to flooding.
  • Store emergency supplies (first aid kit, essential medicines, cash, food, non-electric can opener, portable battery-operated radio, flashlights and spare batteries) in air-tight bags and in handy locations.
  • Keep your car fueled. If electric power is cut off, filling stations may not be able to operate.

Emergency Phone Numbers

San Mateo County Department of Public Works Emergency Line (24 Hours) (650) 363-4100
San Mateo County Department of Public Works (Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm) (650) 363-4100
San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services (OES) (650) 363-4790
California Office of Emergency Services (916) 464-1013
To report downed wires or power lines, a power outage, a gas leak or other related emergency, call PG&E (800) 743-5000 OR 911
Red Cross Disaster Services (650) 259-1750


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