Morgan Hill Police and Fire departments are contacting homeless residents and checking on local senior communities in preparation for flooding, power outages and other possible impacts from the rainy weather expected over the next several days, according to city staff.
The city’s public works department has begun placing traffic barricades near “all major flood locations” throughout Morgan Hill, and will staff an overnight response crew from Thursday into Friday, says an email newsletter sent by the City of Morgan Hill March 9.
“Significant wet weather” is expected in Morgan Hill and surrounding areas through March 12, says the city’s email. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory and a flood warning for the entire Bay Area through Sunday morning.
In Morgan Hill, city staff think the biggest risk of local flooding will begin early in the morning March 10, following nearly constant overnight rainfall from the atmospheric river storm that is drenching the region.
The city’s email includes a link to a map of “potential flooding hotspots” in Morgan Hill: https://tinyurl.com/2p9aztz8.
Due to the latest weather forecast, Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this week declared a state of emergency for 21 counties.
According to Valley Water’s rain gauges, different locations in Morgan Hill and South County have seen between one tenth of an inch and three tenths of an inch of rain in the last 24 hours, as of 5:20pm March 9.