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  • Flash Flood Watch Wednesday (1/16) afternoon through Thursday (1/17) morning. Be cautious of flood-prone areas. Drive slowly & carefully. Be especially cautious at night when harder to see flood dangers. Never drive your car into water of unknown depth.

  • High Wind Warning through Wednesday (1/16) afternoon through Thursday (1/17) morning. Call 311 (or use the 311 app) to report downed trees; call 911 for downed power lines (and never go near or touch a downed power line). 

  • High Surf Warning Thursday (1/17) morning through Friday (1/18) evening along all coastlines (please stay off of beaches). A High Surf Warning means dangerous, battering waves are expected to pound the shoreline, bringing potentially damaging and life-threatening conditions. Avoid the shoreline during the warning, especially staying off rocks, jetties and beaches. 

  • Text your zip code to 888-777 to sign up for emergency text alerts from AlertSF

Wet Weather Safety Tips

NOTE: San Francisco is under a High Surf Warning Thursday (1/17) morning through Friday (1/18) evening along all coastlines (please stay off of beaches). A High Surf Warning means dangerous, battering waves are expected to pound the shoreline, bringing potentially damaging and life-threatening conditions. Avoid the shoreline during the warning, especially staying off rocks, jetties and beaches. 

  • Prepare for storms by clearing storm water basins, using sandbags, and your finding flash lights and extra batteries. 
  • San Francisco Public Works provide up 10 free sandbags leading up to and during severe rainstorms. Sandbags are distributed Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Public Work Operations Yard (Marin Street/Kansas Street Gate). Bring proof of address. Sandbags are also sold at many local hardware and home improvement stores.
  • If the power goes out, unplug and turnoff appliances. Leave one light on to signal when power is restored.
  • If you home/office is prone to flooding, and time permits, move valuable possessions to the upper floors of your home.
  • Avoid walking through standing water, even ankle deep.
  • Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely.
  • Stay clear of water that is in contact with downed power lines.
  • Sign up fro AlertSF by testing your Zip Code to 888-777.
  • Call 311 for non-life threatening storm issues. Call 911 for emergencies.

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