We made it through the category 5 storm yet a local emergency in Livermore has been declared. That was a lot of water and wind!
You ready for more this weekend?
Rain, Rain, Go Away
Thankfully, the worst of the rain came and went on Thursday afternoon in Livermore. The Tri-Valley can expect a dry weather on Friday before rains pick up again on Saturday and Sunday. The next atmospheric rivers should bring about 2-3 inches, according to a briefing from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Wednesday.
On Wednesday evening, Livermore’s Director of Emergency Services declared a Local Emergency set to expire on Wednesday, January 11th, unless the City Council chooses to continue it. The Local Emergency, similar to one declared in Danville, allows the city greater flexibility in responding to storms and accessing state and federal resources (Patch).
The Aftermath around Livermore
Hopefully, Thursday or today ( Friday) you were able to get out of the house, get to work safely, restock on groceries and just get some fresh air. Did you get a chance to drive around Livermore and see what the aftermath of the storm was?
As expected, Wednesday night’s atmospheric river left behind numerous floods and storm debris. As of 5 p.m. on Thursday, Livermore recorded a 24-hour total 0.69 inches of rain. Wow!
Unfortunately, several trees were down and reported throughout the city, including two trees at Rincon Avenue and Sunset Drive, and at Concannon Boulevard and Barcelona Street. The trees have been cleared and roadways reopened.
Great news! The city reported they were able to provide hotel rooms for 20 unsheltered residents in partnership with CityServe of the Tri-Valley. Before the storm began, the city’s homeless liaison officers warned those living along creeks that they needed to evacuate and worked with them to find a temporary shelter to stay dry and warm.
East Bay Regional Parks remained closed Thursday, though the agency said some may reopen Friday depending on conditions. Sycamore Grove Park and Arroyo Mocho Trail from Robertson Park to Stanley Boulevard remain closed.
See here for more closures, according to the Alameda County Public Works Agency.
Onto The Next
With another smaller storm headed our way this weekend, there is still time to prepare for more water.
Sandbag stations are being replenished at several locations throughout Livermore:
- Maintenance Service Center – 3500 Robertson Park Road (limit 6 bags per household)
- Fire Station 6 – 4550 East Avenue (limit 6 bags per household)
- Fire Station 8 – 5750 Scenic Avenue (limit 6 bags per household)
- Zone 7 Water Agency – 100 North Canyons Parkway (limit 10 bags per household)
Report flooding to Water Resources at 925-960-8160, or the Livermore Police Department at 925-371-4987. Downed trees and power lines can also be reported to the police department, or to 911.
If you know of anyone experiencing homelessness, contact CityServe of the Tri-Valley 925-222-2273 (CARE), or email email@example.com.
For a full list of closures, storm safety tips, and contact information, visit the City of Livermore’s storm update page.
To receive local emergency notifications, text your zip code to 888–777. For Alameda County notifications, sign up for AC Alerts here.
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