Courtesy of the San Benito County Office of Emergency Services:
With more rain expected this afternoon/evening the San Benito County Office of Emergency Services would like to remind residents of the following information:
- Strong possibility for power outages in some areas of the county
- Avoid power lines as downed power lines may be difficult to see, are extremely dangerous, and can cause serious injuries and even death.
- Be aware of downed trees, as they may be hiding other hazards such as downed power lines and may move unexpectedly,
- Urban and small stream flash flooding is likely. Be aware of flooded intersections, roadways, and streams.
- Do not attempt to cross streams or rivers as currents may be stronger than expected,
- Avoid driving through standing water as it may hide obstacles and be deeper than it appears,
- Contact 911 for emergencies such as downed power lines, and gas leaks.
- Register your cell phones with CodeRed to be able to receive emergency notifications from public safety departments (https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/218A80E36F49)
Residents in the North County areas of Lovers Lane, San Felipe Road, Shore Road, and surrounding areas impacted by the 2017 floods should take additional precautions and prepare for potential flooding. IF YOU FEEL THE NEED TO EVACUATE DO NOT WAIT FOR OFFICIAL NOTICE.
Sandbags have been made available by the City of Hollister and the City of San Juan Bautista at the following locations:
Hollister Airport 60 Airport Drive Hollister, CA 95023
Hollister Public Works 1321 South Street Hollister, CA 95023
Hollister Fire Station 2
471 Fourth Street • Hollister, CA 95023 • Phone (831) 636-4168 • FAX (831) 636-4165
1000 Union Road Hollister, CA 95023
San Benito County Public Works Yard
3220 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
San Juan Bautista Public Works
703 Second Street
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
The San Benito County Office of Emergency Services will continue to monitor the storm and provide updates as necessary on the department Facebook (www.facebook.com/SanBenitoCountyOES) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/SanBenitoOES).