Wattle Availability from Louay Toma

We hope that you had a safe and enjoyable holiday season.  As you know the intensity of the SCU Complex Fire left the mountains with little vegetation to prevent the slopes from sliding. Thankfully we are having our 2nd year of growth in the area but we should remain vigilant whenever there is winter weather. There was enough interest from the community to make the request to open the Corporation Yard on Mines Road for straw wattles (to help prevent sediment and contaminant migration during rain events).  These wattles are the same as last year as they will come with stakes and at no cost to you.  The location will be at the Santa Clara Roads & Airport Dept. San Antonio Valley Maintenance Yard, please see following link: https://goo.gl/maps/MmGRBaxjLye78hvMA this will be open to you for wattle pick up this Saturday January 8th from 8:00am to 3:00pm  many thanks. 

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:

01. Sign up for emergency alerts at www.alertscc.org

02. Monitor weather reports and consider your safety risk when a weather advisory is issued.

03. Be prepared to leave before roads, creeks and waterways are flowing, or go to a neighbor on high ground.

04. 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.

05. 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.

06. For more flood protection resources (sandbags, etc…) please visit:  www.valleywater.org/floodready  

Respectfully, Louay Toma (Him/His)  CEM, MPA

Sr. Emergency Manager Santa Clara County Fire Department

Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Management

Office (408) 808-7800

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