Published on January 3, 2023
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2023
10:30 A.M. UPDATE
Although we had strong winds and consistent rain throughout the night, Morgan Hill faired well through the storm. The National Weather Service expects rains consistently through the day today, with a reprieve tomorrow. It is essential to remember that although the majority of this storm has passed, the ground and trees are saturated, creating a risk for trees to fall and for potential slides. We encourage you to continue to exercise caution and monitor your surroundings.
Weather Updates. To track National Weather Service storm updates, go to https://www.weather.gov/mtr/.
Report non-emergency flooding issues to the City of Morgan Hill. Report non-emergency flooding issues to the City of Morgan Hill by calling (408) 776-7333 during business hours. For after-hours reporting, call the police non-emergency line at (408) 779-2101. Please be sure to use 911 only in cases of emergency.
Warming Centers. The Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave, and the Centennial Recreation Center (CRC), 171 W. Edmundson Ave. (behind AutoZone on Monterey Rd.) will be open during normal business hours as warming centers.
PREPARE FOR THE CURRENT & UPCOMING STORMS
Prepare now, and assist neighbors. Residents in flood-risk areas should take precautions and prepare now to safeguard your home as much as possible, particularly if your neighborhood experienced flooding during the December 31 storm event. Please be a good neighbor and offer your assistance to your neighbors if you’re able.
Sandbags. The two sandbag stations are near the El Toro Fire Station, at the intersection of Old Monterey and Monterey Roads, and the City's Corporation yard, 100 Edes Court. Staff is monitoring sandbag supply levels and replenishing them as needed. Some City-provided shovels are available for your use, but you may want to bring a shovel.
Power Outages. Storm drains. If you have a storm drain inlet near your home in the street, consider using a rake and clearing any debris (leaves, tree branches, etc.) that may have accumulated over the grate. If possible, please place organic matter into your compost bins. This will help reduce ponding on our roadways for the next storm.
Power outages are possible as a result; if they occur, please be patient, as crews will be working on power restorations while balancing emergency responses to other storm needs. PG&E customers may view and report outages here https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/outagecenter.
Stay informed of current and forecast conditions. Monitor changes in the weather forecast. Get notifications from the City via AlertSCC, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Nextdoor, and the Police Department’s Facebook.
For other ways to be storm-ready, visit the County's website at https://emergencymanagement.sccgov.org/residents/flood-safety.