Friday, October 28, 2016

Getting ready for Winter storms, City newsletter 10/21/16

From Connect with Pacifica weekly email newsletter/Lorie Tinfow, City Manager and Executive Staff, 10/21/16.

Image result for Pacifica, CA rain picture
Winter rain is early this year.
"The rain and winds that hit last weekend signaled the start of storm season.  Fortunately we sustained no damage--partly because the weather was relatively mild and partly because of the steps City staff took to prepare.

Here’s a recap:  Public Works crews cleaned catch basins and outfall structures to help prevent any flooding that might occur and assembled equipment and extra manpower (via contract tree removal and an outside arborist on call) to be ready to respond to any downed trees. A crew of waste water staff was on site overnight last Thursday (10/13) to address any sudden changes in flow that might have occurred. The repair work at Beach Blvd. and Santa Maria Ave. was stabilized and supplies (rocks) were staged at the nearby City site just in case. Staff has been inspecting the Esplanade bluff weekly and increased our monitoring to daily last weekend. We closed the pier to help avoid injuries and incidents. In addition, Public Works and Pacifica Police are highly coordinated to respond to storm-related calls for service. We take storm preparations very seriously and you can too.  Please check out the information highlighted under City News (below) for more information about resources available to you."  (Lorie Tinfow, City Manager).

References (on the emailed article). Public Works.  "City of Pacifica Department of Public Works offers useful tips to residents on what to do before, during and after a storm to protect yourself and your property. See the brochure for more information. Visit the 2016 Storm Season webpage for more helpful information.  Sandbags. City offers sandbags to Pacifica residents during rainy season.  During each rainy season, sandbags are available to Pacifica residents for flood control purposes only. Sandbags are not furnished to contractors or for business/home construction projects. Each resident may pick up a maximum of 25 sandbags. Residents should be prepared to fill the sandbags themselves with sand provided by the City. Sandbags may be picked up at the following two locations:  City of Pacifica Corporation Yard at 675 Oceana Blvd: Mon.–Thurs. 7am– 4:30pm, Fri. 7am – 3:30pm;  behind the Linda Mar Fire Station at 1100 Linda Mar Boulevard: Open 24 hours.  For more information about sandbags, click here."
Reference, more information and content: Join the email list.  Related. Click the link to see how City Hall Makes Greater Connection with the Community. Click to find more articles from the City Manager."
Note photograph by Liz Hafalia/San Francisco Chronicle, Chronicle, from SFGate/Chris Preovolos and wire reports, 1/7/16,"Time-lapse video of El Nino storm from SFO tower."

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