Rain and Wind Expected Tonight and Tomorrow. Be Prepared!!

Dear colleagues,

A severe winter storm is forecast to arrive in the Bay Area late this evening, lasting through Friday, February 6, 2015. The storm is expected to produce anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of rain and high winds.
These conditions can lead to flooding in low lying areas including ground floors or basements. Temporary power outages are likely in some places, especially if trees fall on power lines.

We recommend you stock up on basic supplies in case you need to shelter in place especially if you live in an elevator building where the elevator stops working because of power outages.
• Make sure you have food, water & needed medications for yourself, your family, and your service animals or pets.
• Stock extra batteries for flashlights.
• Do not use candles for light since they can cause fires.
• Charge up your cell phone, mobility/medical device batteries and spare ones, if you have them.
• Avoid unnecessary travel. Public transportation via MUNI, BART, AC Transit, or paratransit will probably be slower than usual and crowded.
• If you are medically dependent on power for ventilators, pumps or others, be sure you have a battery back-up or consider moving temporarily to a building that has a generator.
• Secure items such as trash cans or bring items in from outside, if possible.

But most importantly, MAKE A PLAN! Reach out to friends and family in case you need them to check in on you.

For information about the weather, go to: www.weather.com For information about transportation updates call or go to 511.

For updates on San Francisco's response go to: www.sfgov72.org You can also call 311 for non-emergency help and assistance.