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Storm Update Monday, January 9

By Mary Andersen and Julie Horner


The weather timeline for January 9 through 10 calls for moderate to heavy rain and wind. Monday, anticipate heavy rain and wind gusts. Moderate rain on Tuesday morning with wind gusts calming by afternoon. Now is the time to prepare for the storm. Follow the National Weather Service Monterey Bay Area at weather.gov/mtr.


With the onset of tonight’s rain, anticipate widespread flooding, landslides, and rapid rises of waterways through Tuesday. Details at weather.gov/mtr.

San Lorenzo River at Big Trees Felton

The San Lorenzo River at Big Trees was at 24.5 at 9:00 am. Flood stage is 16.5. View data at water.weather.gov.


Power is back on in much of Boulder Creek, save for the south part of town in the Irwin Way area and neighboring streets. Most of Ben Lomond is without power with no estimated time of restoration. Felton looks, but power is out at Felton Grove. Keep an eye on the outage map for updates at pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/outagecenter.


View current road advisories at experience.arcgis.com/experience/09f637a4d84946edbb5aab283766c9de. See which roads are closed or hindered due to slides or damage and construction. Highway 9 is clear at the moment, but tributary roads vary in condition and access.

CHP Traffic cad.chp.ca.gov 
State Routes: roads.dot.ca.gov
SC County Roads: experience.arcgis.com


Multiple Evacuation Orders and Warnings around the county have been abated but residents should anticipate new orders during the incoming storm. Look up your zone at aware.zonehaven.com.


Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville
Pet friendly

Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos
Small pets contained to vehicles only

Scotts Valley Community Center
360 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley
Temporary evacuation center only
No pets

Jade Street Community Center
4400 Jade St, Capitola
No pets


PG&E has been staging at the Santa Cruz drive-in property with emergency response vehicles and equipment at the ready.

In anticipation of the next wave of storms, PG&E set up a base camp in Santa Cruz with vehicles placed throughout the County. The company confirms that they have more than 4,000 personnel responding to the storm.

Contact Mary Andersen at mary@slvpost.com 831-335-6500 and Julie Horner at leap2three@gmail.com 831-325-1974.

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