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Storm Resources for Saturday Feb 3 to Monday Feb 5

The National Weather Service is forecasting several inches of rain and powerful winds beginning late Saturday and into Monday. Expect downed trees, power outages, and possible flooding of local creeks and rivers.

Below are some resources to help you prepare for the storm:

Preparedness Checklist

View the county’s storm preparedness checklist.

Emergency Alerts

Receive local emergency alerts to your phone or email by sighing up at CruzAware.org,

Evacuation Information

Genesis Protect (formerly Zonehaven): protect.genasys.com for Santa Cruz County evacuation information

Sand and Sandbags

Visit tinyurl.com/freesandbags for a list of sand and sandbag locations in the unincorporated parts of the county. Call first to verify stock.

Road Conditions and Closures

Travel will be difficult at times. Never drive through flooded roads. For updates on County-maintained roads, visit sccroadclosure.org. For local state highway conditions, visit cruz511.org.

Power Outages

PGE Outage Map: pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/outage-tools/outage-map

Rainfall and River Levels

View the county’s flood warning system with information about rainfall and water levels at santacruz.onerain.com

Monitor San Lorenzo River heights at waterdata.usgs.gov/monitoring-location/11161000. Stay connected to local news and emergency alerts for the latest information.

Shelters for the Unhoused

Open beginning Saturday, Feb. 3, at 1 pm.

📍 Depot Park
119 Center Street
Santa Cruz

📍 Watsonville Veterans Hall
215 East Beach Street

📍 Santa Cruz Veterans Hall
846 Front Street
Santa Cruz
(Overnight only Feb. 3 to Feb. 5, 8 pm to 8 am)

Stay safe everyone!

Featured image from the National Weather Service.

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