As was the case in the floods in 2012, we may be called upon to support Public Safety in conducting a door to door safety check and hazard notification. If this is requested by the Public Safety leadership, our CERT Team will be notified via text message and will be asked to reply to receive further instructions. If you are willing to make yourself available this weekend, should the need arise, please send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, phone number and confirmation of your availability. This will help us in coordinating any operations that may be requested. Please see attached Press Release for more information.
CERT Team - Support Request
There are sand filling locations set up at Menlo Fire Station 77 (1467 Chilco St.) and at Holbrook-Palmer Park.
City Contacts Justin Murphy or Ruben Nino, (650) 330-6300 --> have not requested additional help, but may offer some guidance as to their current needs.
CCM Volunteer RequestCity of East Palo Alto - Support Request
Community Crisis Management team members (both CERT and local COAD) who may be available and willing to support the preparation efforts underway are encouraged to contact the following people:
City Engineer Kamal Fallaha, (650) 906-7482 --> may need help staffing sand bag filling stations in EPA on Saturday and Sunday.
There are two sand filling locations for local residents, located at the City Corp Yard (150 Tara St, East Palo Alto) and around the corner from the Home Depot
This is a volunteer activity, but you are asked to wear your CERT gear as identification.
City of Menlo Park - Information Only
Thank you for your service to your community. Stay safe!
Community Crisis Management, Program Director
Menlo Park Fire District, PIO
Severe Weather Advisory
National Weather Service, Bay Area is warning that a significant storm is
headed our way. Light rain is expected to begin Saturday then become heavy
Saturday evening lasting through Sunday. Heavy rainfall may overwhelm waterways
and roadway drainage systems, leading to flooding. High winds from 15-30 mph
are also expected, with gusts up to 40 mph, which may lead to downed trees and
Additional flood preparedness tips:
In the event of an emergency, call us by dialing 9-1-1.
Crisis Communications Team InformationMonitor
TO RECEIVE ALERTS AND MONITOR CREEK LEVELS:
1) Register at SMC ALERT to receive notifications during urgent or emergency situations. You can set alerts to send emergency and non-emergency text and voice messages at: https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736723485#/login
2) Monitor San Francisquito Creek levels and sign up to receive alerts specific to the creek flood conditions at: http://creek-prod-1456087410.us-west-2.elb.amazonaws.com/
3) Monitor SF Creek water levels – Palo Alto Creekcam & Creek Monitor at http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/pwd/creek_monitor/
4) For tips to prepare for a flood, go to: http://www.valleywater.org/Services/DuringAFlood.aspx
5) Use: #CAStorm and #CAFlood
possible, monitor both 147.555 and 440.600 MHz for our own
If you can only monitor one, I would suggest 445.600MHz. If you have a scanner, you might also listen to 444.500 and 146.865MHz.
Please log and report any emergency radio communications you are involved with. If you can not reach anyone on the radio, phone Jon Mosby, or the County.
Jon Mosby, KF6RFQ
email@example.com • 650-326-2230
Amateur Radio Emergency Service • ARES/RACES
for Atherton, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park
Homeless Shelter Information:
For the Evening of Friday-Sunday, January 6-8th - Emergency shelter beds ARE ACTIVATED due to a significant weather system affecting the County of San Mateo.
If you are assisting a person or family who is in need of shelter, please refer them to the nearest Core Service Agency. The list of Core Service Agencies is available at http://hsa.smcgov.org/emergency-safety-net-assistance-cores. If you are assisting a person or family after business hours, please contact Charlie Hamilton with LifeMoves at (650) 222-9489. *PLEASE NOTE: From Friday, January 5th to Monday, January 9th, 2017, inclement weather referrals will be completed by Patty Hutchinson, (650) 222-4988.
If you have any concerns or questions please contact Trisha Howard at (650) 802-6590 or Ali Shirkhani at (650) 802-7675.
MPFPD Community Crisis Management - 300 Middlefield Rd - Menlo Park, CA 94025
Building a Crisis-Resilient Community