Storm Warning for Millbrae this Weekend
The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting severe weather this weekend (February 1-3, 2019) as a storm approaches Millbrae and the Bay Area. The NWS has issued a high wind and flood warning through the end of Saturday and into Sunday.
Southeast wind speeds are expected to range from 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.
Rain rates will approach 1 inch per hour at the peak of the storm. Rainfall totals of 1-2 inches are forecast for the valleys and other areas near sea level. 2-3 inches of rain are expected in the hills with local amounts up to 4 inches.
In preparation for the storm, please follow these tips to ensure you and your family stays safe during the storm:
- During a power outage, use battery-operated flashlights, and not candles, due to the risk of fire. If you must use candles, keep them away from drapes, lampshades and small children. Do not leave candles unattended.
- Don't use grills or other outdoor appliances or equipment indoors for space heating or cooking, as these devices may omit carbon monoxide. Customers with generators should make sure they are properly installed by a licensed electrician. Improperly installed generators pose a significant danger to crews working on power lines. Operate your generator outside. Never operate it inside a building or garage.
- Check and restock your emergency kits with flashlights, batteries, bottled water, nonperishable foods, medicines, etc. Also, ensure a portable, battery-operated radio, TV or NOAA radio is on hand.
In addition, if you would like to place sandbags around your home and garage, the City offers free sand and bags at the corner of Millbrae Avenue and Palm.