If you live in an area that is susceptible to winter storm flooding, you can get filled sandbags at the Palo Alto Airport located adjacent to the Terminal Building. Additionally, sand and empty bags are available at Mitchell Park adjacent to the Little League Field.
You can monitor the creek levels on the internet by accessing Creek Monitor on the City’s website. Stay tuned to local radio and TV stations (particularly KCBS 740 AM/106.9 FM or KZSU 90.1 FM) for the latest weather information.
Public Information Hotline 650-329-2420 (recorded message)
During a time of emergency the City's primary duty is to ensure public safety. In the case of a flood, City resources are directed toward evacuating residents as necessary, responding to police, fire, and medical emergencies, maintaining utility services, providing traffic control, pumping flooded streets and providing sandbags.
For more information call: Palo Alto Office of Emergency Services
hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
The experts differ on what the winter weather will bring, but they agree on one thing: it pays to be prepared. The City of Palo Alto suggests a few things you can do to be ready for the very real possibility of flooding in our area.