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Category: Weather Alerts

Emergency Update: Playgrounds, Blueprint Metrics, Red Flag Warnings, Voting, & More

Earlier this week, the State released guidelines which allow playgrounds to reopen.  Public parks and playgrounds provide a critical shared outdoor resource for families. The guidance requires cities and towns to meet specific guidelines, like signage and capacity limits. We’re working to ensure our playgrounds are ready for safe play—playgrounds in City parks can be expected to reopen early next week.  The guidance does not allow for indoor playgrounds or … Continued

Flex Alert issued for today, calling for energy conservation

Reduced capacity, along with fires and heat, impacting energy supplies The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. With high temperatures in the forecast, the power grid operator is predicting an increase in electricity demand, primarily from air … Continued

Red Flag Warning Closes Open Space Due to Fire Danger

The National Weather Service issues a Red Flag Warning when a combination of warm temperatures, very low humidity, and strong winds puts a community at extreme risk of wildfire.  A Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains, interior valleys, and other parts of the Bay Area is in effect from Saturday, September 26 at 9 P.M. through 8 A.M. Monday, September 28.  The affected area includes … Continued

Emergency Update: Tier 2 delayed, preparing for a power outage, face coverings, + more

The National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning that’s been extended through September 9th. Forecasters predict a prolonged period of potentially dangerous heat across the Bay Area and Central Coast. A Red Flag Warning means warm temperatures combined with low humidity and strong winds are expected to produce an increased risk of fire danger. Tier 2 Status … Continued

Cooling Center open Sunday and Monday

Three cooling centers open in Marin due to excessive heat With predicted triple-digit temperatures over the next few days, the California State Warning Center has issued a statewide excessive heat warning through Monday, September 7. These conditions could also increase the possibility of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) early next week. In response, three Cooling … Continued

Emergency Update: Wildfires, Power, & COVID

Where to begin? Following severe lightning storms, wildfires are active statewide, many with evacuation orders in place. Smoke and ash from the Woodward Fire, Hennessey Fire, and other regional fires have impacted our air quality here in Marin. AirNow provides reports about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality Index (AQI). Search your zip code to see the quality of the … Continued

Tuesday Evening Power Shutoff Update

On Tuesday evening, power was restored to several neighborhoods in San Rafael. While there are reports from PG&E that customers will continue to be re-energized, we want to urge everyone to use this time to prepare for future potential outages. We are still under a Red Flag Warning because of extremely dry conditions and high … Continued

Power Outage Update (some good news)

PG&E crews are continuing to inspect and patrol lines in Marin County, in the areas impacted by Saturday’s PSPS, and therefore we expect power to continue to be restored today.  According to a PG&E representative, “we do NOT expect any additional PSPS-related outages in Marin County today. We’ve been able to find ways to minimize … Continued

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