As you already know the intensity of the SCU Complex Fire last year left the mountains with little vegetation to prevent the slopes from sliding. Thankfully we have received some growth in the area but we should remain vigilant whenever there is winter weather, especially heavy rainfall as this may cause your property to be threatened by Debris Flows and flash flooding in and near burn areas.
Please see the following website links to help support you:
For information regarding County road closures please visit: https://bit.ly/3ccRvOK
For information regarding State road closure please visit: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov
Additional links and tools we recommend are:
- Sign up for emergency alerts at www.alertscc.org
- Monitor weather reports and consider your safety risk when a weather advisory is issued.
- Be prepared to leave before roads, creeks and waterways are flowing, or go to a neighbor on high ground.
- Know all your local access roads and understand that some may be blocked by debris. Have an alternate plan or route. Mudslides can occur even days after a storm when the ground is saturated.
- NEVER drive or walk into floodwaters or go around barricades. It is impossible to know how deep the water is just by looking at it.
- For more flood protection resources please visit: www.valleywater.org/floodready
- Have an Emergency Plan and a Disaster Kit ready to go. For more information, go to http://www.preparescc.org/readysccto find information on our ReadySCC application or you can download FREE from the on the App Store or Google Play.
Per usual any questions/concerns please feel reach out. Many thanks and please be safe this weekend.
Louay Toma CEM, MPA
Santa Clara County Fire Department
Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Management
Office (408) 808-7800