The City of East Palo Alto is preparing for two rain storms anticipated to hit the Bay Area this week, hoping to avoid any impacts similar to past storms that breached city levees and caused San Francisquito Creek to flood into adjacent neighborhoods.
City staff will be on-call 24-hours a day to address situations that might arise from the incoming storm, expected to hit Wednesday and continue into the weekend. The city will also continue to coordinate storm-related efforts and response with Palo Alto and Menlo Park, the Santa Clara Valley Water District and San Mateo County, East Palo Alto officials said.
"We ask that residents assist us by taking their own preparedness measures," City Manager Magda Gonzalez stated in a press release. "The city and other agencies help keep the community informed through the SMC Alert system. We encourage all residents and business owners to sign up at smcalert.info."
Additional information on preparedness can be found on the websites of the City of East Palo Alto, the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services and the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority.
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