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Jan 28

Menlo Park resources are ready for storms

Posted on January 28, 2019 at 4:17 pm by Peter Ibrahim

The City is prepared for upcoming winter weather and closely monitors the weather forecast for potential storms and heavy rain events. Last September, City staff and the San Francisquito Joint Powers Authority walked the length of the San Francisquito Creek and identified items such as downed trees and other large debris that could obstruct the channel’s flow and pose a threat to public safety.

Maintenance Division staff inspected and cleared the 34 outflows that drain the City’s stormwater system into the San Francisquito Creek, Atherton Channel, Ravenswood Slough and Bayfront Canal. Crews also regularly inspect and clean the 40 trash capture devices installed in storm drain catch basins, which limits the amount of trash entering the system and ultimately into the bay. 

Menlo Park has four sandbag stations for residents at the following locations:
  • Median island at Pope Street and Laurel Avenue
  • Burgess Park parking lot at Alma Street and Burgess Drive
  • Cambridge Avenue and El Camino Real
  • Fire Station 77 at 1467 Chilco St.
Filled sand bags are provided at the first three city-maintained locations. The Menlo Park Fire Protection District provides loose sand and empty sand bags at its Fire Station 77. For more information, visit the storm preparedness webpage and consider steps to prepare your family or business for winter weather.