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:
View the county’s storm preparedness checklist.
Receive local emergency alerts to your phone or email by sighing up at CruzAware.org,
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
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.
119 Center Street
Watsonville Veterans Hall
215 East Beach Street
Santa Cruz Veterans Hall
846 Front Street
(Overnight only Feb. 3 to Feb. 5, 8 pm to 8 am)
Stay safe everyone!
Featured image from the National Weather Service.