Gilroy Flood Preparations

No crossing without a boat

The City of Gilroy has announced the following, in the wake of a heavy rain forecast: 
The National Weather Service is predicting a significant rain event for Santa Clara County beginning Saturday, January 7th, with estimates of heavy rain for the watersheds affecting Gilroy. City staff is working closely with the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the Gilroy Unified School District to prepare for this event and notify residents in areas which may be affected.
Residents are encouraged to monitor the City website at www.cityofGilroy.org, Facebook, Nextdoor and Constant Contact for important information and updates.
If flooding does occur in Gilroy, it will start south of town, and advance northward over the Gilroy Sports Park and the industrial areas in southeast Gilroy. Advance notice will be provided by the city if flooding is anticipated via the city website, social media and 1610 am radio.
Police, fire and volunteers will also make notifications in those areas. Low lying areas of potential flooding include:
 Daly’s/Velado Mobile Home Park and businesses near the intersection of Monterey St. and Luchessa Ave.
 The Gilroy Garlic RV Park and Holloway Drive Area.
 Travel Park Circle including the Garlic Farm RV Park.
 Businesses and Residences along Southside Drive.
 Residences in the Hyde Park, Stratford Place area
 Oak Place Development roadways may be flooded, but the home pads are built 1’ above 100 year flood level. Sand and sand bags are available at the Gilroy Corporation Yard at 613 Old Gilroy Street. Residents are asked to bring their own shovels. For storm preparation tips visit the Santa Clara Valley Water District website:
http://www.valleywater.org/Services/FloodProtectionResources.aspx For information, or to report non-emergency concerns, residents are asked to call 408-846-0350. Telephone (408) 846-0254 Fax (408) 846-0500

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