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El Niño -- Notice from the Town of Atherton
El Niño storms are expected to be powerful this winter. Atherton residents must be prepared as storms can cause a variety of safety issues including floods. The Town of Atherton recognizes that flood incidents can be stressful and we have prepared this webpage to help you minimize the impact of a flood loss by responding promptly to the situation. This webpage also serves as a guide for preparing for the possibility of future floods due to El Niño or other weather events.

If you do experience flooding, you or the property owner should immediately contact a firm for cleanup of the affected areas. If you do not know of a company to call for service, refer to the link below for 24-hour emergency contact information for restoration companies.

Local Restoration Companies

Do not attempt to clean the affected area yourself, let the company you hire handle this. While you are waiting for a crew to arrive:

  • Keep people and pets away from the affected area(s);
  • Turn off heating/air conditioning systems;
  • Do not remove items from the area, and
  • Contact your homeowner's insurance carrier to report a claim.

If you have any questions,  please contact the Town Public Works Department at 650-752-0570. However, if you perceive any imminent threat of flooding to your dwelling please contact 911.