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Posted on: January 15, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Storm Watch Update: Tuesday 2/7/17 11 a.m.

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Heavy wind and rains are expected to continue in our area until mid to late afternoon. We recommend residents stay alert and continue to monitor the city communication channels for updates throughout the day.  Please watch for downed trees and wires, and wind-blown debris. Silva’s crossing remains closed, and several trails in the Uvas Creek Park Preserve have been closed. Please stay away from the creek. Moving water can be extremely dangerous and may rise unexpectedly.

City staff is monitoring Uvas Creek levels.  Gilroy Public Safety and Public Works are staffed up and pre-staged to respond to this event.

To report downed trees and wires, or place a non-emergency call, please call 408-846-0350.

Please monitor updates on the City website at and Channel 17, 1610 AM Radio, Facebook, Nextdoor and Constant Contact.

Road Closures:

Westbound Highway 152 is closed until further notice between Watsonville Road and Carlton Road due to mudslides.

There may be additional closures in the area. For current highway conditions, please visit:

Get Sandbags  

Sand and sandbags are available at the Gilroy Corporation Yard at 613 Old Gilroy Street.  Residents are asked to bring their own shovels.

Have Flashlights Ready

Storms and high winds are often cause power outages.  Keep a flashlight nearby to avoid being caught in the dark.

Receive Evacuation Alerts

While we aren't currently experiencing flooding or evacuations, if you are in a low lying area, you may want to sign up for alerts as a precaution.  To receive evacuation alerts, sign up for AlertSCC.

Receive Storm Watch Updates

To receive Storm Watch Updates, text "stormwatch" to 888-777.

For more information on storm preparation tips and local stream conditions, please visit The Santa Clara Valley Water District website. 

And for up to date information on weather conditions please visit the National Weather Service Website.

Flood Prep Jan 17 Press Release

Overall Map of Potential Flood Areas

Detailed Maps of Potential Flood Areas

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