Update from Kate - High Tides Alert for Southern Marin

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As we in southern Marin all know, just because it's a sunny day doesn't mean we won't have flooding occur on our roadways.

Despite the expected clear skies for this week, high tides are predicted to cause localized flooding in some areas of Marin County. Locations that are historically prone to tidal flooding, such as Manzanita Park & Ride near Tam Junction and HWY 101 ramps at Marin City, are more likely to be impacted.

Travelers and commuters should give themselves extra time in case of traffic delays due to localized flooding. Do not try to drive through flooded areas; even 6 inches of standing water can float a standard-size car.

Anticipated high tide dates, times and peak levels:

Wednesday, 1/31, 10:43am 6.97ft
Thursday, 2/1, 11:34am 6.76ft
Friday, 2/2, 12:25pm 6.37ft

More detail on predicted high tides for our region, including future high tide schedules, can be found on the National Weather Service’s website: http://bit.ly/2AsQwYf

If your property is located in an area that experiences tidal flooding, it is advised to plan ahead. Drains and gutters on private property should be cleared of debris and, if necessary, sandbags should be filled in advance of expected flooding dates. Here is a video showing proper sandbag handling: https://youtu.be/5fa8ApB_TFc

Sandbags can be purchased from stores around Marin County, including:
• Goodman Building Supply in Mill Valley, (415) 388-6233
• Martin Bros in Mill Valley, (415) 388-2025
• Pini Hardware in Novato, (415) 892-1577
• Shamrock Materials in San Rafael, (415) 455-1575
• Water Components in San Rafael, (415) 451-1780

Note: This list is provided for information only and does not constitute an endorsement of these companies. Other local stores may also carry similar supplies.

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As always, keep me informed by writing me at ksears@marincounty.org.