WIND ADVISORY: A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of at least 45 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
FLOODING: If your home or business is in a low-lying area with a history of flooding, please take the time now to prepare for the possibility of flooding:
Sandbag filling stations are available behind Fire Station 14 (342 Tamalpais Blvd.) and on Paradise Drive in the parking lot adjacent to the Cove Park / Cove School fields. All supplies are provided. Note: Sandbags are useful in preventing flooding but may not be 100% watertight. Properly filled and placed sandbags are meant to act as a barrier to divert moving water around, instead of through, buildings. Click here to see suggestions on how to effectively fill and stack sandbags.
If a blocked catch basin or stormdrain is causing flooding contact the Department of Public Works at 415-927-5057 during regular business hours and non-emergency dispatch after hours 415-927-5150. If the blocked storm drain is causing an immediate danger, call 911 from any land or mobile phone.
Please do not leave piles of leaves in the roadway. Please rake them up and place them in your green bin for disposal. Leaves left in the street will block storm drains and may lead to flooding.
WEATHER UPDATES: For current storm information from the National Weather Service, please click here.
POWER OUTAGES: Have flashlights and battery-operated radios with fresh batteries ready for updates on storm conditions and power outages. Tune in to KQED 88.5 FM, KCBS 740 AM or KGO 810 AM. Fire Officials recommend that residents do not use candles because of the risk of fire. Use battery-powered light sources. Anticipate power outages and bookmark PG&E’s power outage page.
DOWNED TREES AND LIMBS: If the tree is within the Town limits of Corte Madera and is on Town property, or if the tree is blocking a public right of way or roadway contact the Department of Public Works at 415-927-5057 during regular business hours and non-emergency dispatch after hours at 415-927-5150. If the tree is on private property or has fallen onto private property contact the property owner. If the tree is touching electrical wires contact PG&E at 800-743-500 or non-emergency dispatch at 415-927-5150. If the tree or limb is causing an immediate danger, call 911 from any land or mobile phone.
DRIVE WITH CAUTION: When driving in the rain, use extra caution and always have your headlights on. Remember, if you turn on your windshield wipers, turn on your headlights. Please obey the speed limits and follow other traffic at a safe distance. Do not drive through standing water. Only 6 inches of water can be enough to stall your car and cause irreparable damage to the engine. Please anticipate road closures and traffic back-ups due to flooding, downed trees or landslides. Check traffic conditions before you hit the road: http://www.511.org/
CREATE / CHECK YOUR EMERGENCY KIT: A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Ready Marin has a great checklist for you to use in your preparation. Click here to view it.
In the event that you get surprised by a disaster knocking at your front door, you can use ReadyMarin's GrabGo checklist as a resource to remind you of what to take as you run out the door. Click here to print yourself a copy.
EMERGENCY ALERTS: In an emergency, communication is crucial to the safety of all residents, businesses and the entire community. We HIGHLY recommend you sign up for the emergency alerts for Marin County and the Town of Corte Madera. Click here to go directly to our emergency alerts page.
WHEN TO CALL 911:In an emergency, call 911 immediately from any wired or wireless phone. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance such as a fire, a car crash (especially if someone is injured), or a medical emergency where a person is requiring immediate medical attention.