A MESSAGE FROM THE MARIN COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
January 26, 2021
Marin County Residents,
The National Weather Service (NWS) is anticipating an approaching atmospheric river Tue 1/26 through Thursday 1/28. The NWS is forecasting heavy rain and high winds, with the heaviest concentration being between 11pm tonight and before sunrise tomorrow. Sustained winds are anticipated to be between 30 to 45 MPH with gusts up to 60-70 MPH. There is a potential for localized flooding in poor drainage areas. The winds could topple trees and power lines especially for locations that are susceptible to winds.
The Marin County Fire Department and the Marin County Department of Public Works have additional staffing for the storm.
Stay tuned to local radio and television stations for the latest weather information or you can call the National Weather Service 24 hour weather line at 831-656-1725. To receive Nixle alerts, text your zip code to 888777. Sign up at alertmarin.org.
Follow us @marinsheriff on twitter for updates throughout the night.
Please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency.Know what to do if you see a downed power line
Driving safety for the evening and morning commutes:
- • Slow Down
- • Maintain a safe following distance
- • Don't try to cross standing bodies of water
- • Stay out of flooded areas.
The Marin County Office of Emergency Services
Marin County Sheriff's Office
1600 Los Gamos Dr
San Rafael, CA 94903
The Town of San Anselmo's Public Works Department along with the Central Marin Police Authority and Ross Valley Fire Department are staffed and prepared to respond to emergencies related to the approaching storm. The Town will update its website and send emails like if there is additional important information to distribute.
Please be sure to sign yourself up for ALERT MARIN (https://www.marinsheriff.org/services/emergency-services/alert-marin) and NIXLE (https://www.nixle.com) to receive up-to-date information before, during and after an emergency.