Saturday, January 28, 2023

Cyclone Set to Batter Mendocino County With High Winds and Heavy Rain—Emergency Operations Center Activated

The following is a press release issued by the County of Mendocino


Noyo Harbor beat by waves last week [Photograph by Judy Valadao]

Mendocino County activated the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) as of Friday, December 30, 2022.

NWS Flood Warnings and High Wind Watch for portions of Mendocino County

NWS (National Weather Service) has issued a Flood Watch from 1/4/2023 6:00 PM to 1/6/2023 4:30 AM PST for Mendocino County as heavy rains continue. Anticipate flooding along roadways, debris, and downed trees. National Weather Service has issued Flood Watches for the following areas:

High Wind Watch: In effect from Wednesday (1/4/23) morning through Thursday (1/5/23) morning. Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.

Remember, never drive through flood waters. If you see a downed power line, assume it is energized and extremely dangerous. Do not touch or try to move it—keep children and animals away. Report downed power lines immediately by calling 911 and by calling PG&E at 1-800-743-5002. PG&E continues to restore all power outages as they occur. Go to https://www.pge.com/ to view latest power outages and preparedness information.

DEBRIS FLOW WARNING SIGNS: Listen and watch for rushing water, mud, and/or unusual sounds. Unusual sounds, such as trees cracking or boulders knocking together, might indicate moving debris. A faint rumbling sound that increases in volume is noticeable as landslides near. Movement of fences, retaining walls, utility poles, boulders, or trees. Report debris flows to 9-1-1 Again, please use caution if you’re driving and stay home if possible.

See below for Informational links:

For disaster preparedness and emergency information, visit: https://mendoready.org/
For flooding preparation, visit: https://www.ready.gov/floods
National Weather Service: https://www.weather.gov/abq/EmergencyPrepFlood
Latest forecast, visit: https://www.weather.gov/eka/
Wind updates, visit: https://www.weather.gov/
Road closures, visit: https://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
Electric Generator Safety Tips: https://www.pge.com/…/gas…/electricgenerator/index.shtml

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