Preparing for the Storms

The National Weather Service is reporting that heavy rainfall will hit this Saturday morning and continue until Monday afternoon. 

As the weekend approaches, it is a good time to prepare your households for the heavy rains, power outages and falling debris that inevitably occur throughout our town during a typical wet weather pattern. Your Public Works Department has been working hard to insure our storm drainage system performs well during this weekends heavy rainfall events and throughout the wet weather season. NOW is the time to make sure your emergency back-up power generators, sump pumps and other detention systems are in good working order.



For those concerned with the possibility of flooding issues, the Town offers up to 20 free sandbags to its residents. You need only come down to the Public Works Corporation Yard at 99 Station Lane and load them up. The facility is located behind the permit center (southeast end of the building) and is available 24/7/365.

This is a good time to assure your flashlights are filled with fresh batteries and in a handy location as well as candles and lanterns to help deal with a small scale power outage. PG&E will be working hard through the weekend to restore any power outages.To report and view electrical outages through PG&E click here.  


We are here!

During this weekends worst weather episodes, you can count on your Public Works and Police Departments to be there.

Please remember that if you must travel during a storm, to observe our vehicles with their trademark flashing amber lights. This could be a sign of a down tree or flooding, but it generally marks a worker in the streets away from their vehicle. So please remember to look out for them while they’re looking out for you!

As usual for non emergencies call 650-688-6500. And for life threatening emergencies dial 9-1-1.

Have a safe weekend!

Atherton Public Works Department

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