Mayor Encourages Residents to Prepare for Severe Cold Weather
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Officials are encouraging residents and businesses to prepare for a cold weather system expected to last for the next several days with colder temperatures, precipitation and possible freezing conditions. The National Weather Service reports that snow accumulation is expected down to 1,000 feet, and snow may be seen in San Francisco down to 500 feet, but is not expected to accumulate. Beware of icy road conditions, drive slowly and stay off the roadway during the peak of storm for public safety. City departments and agencies are currently working to clear debris away from catch basins and sewers to prevent flooding in low-lying areas. The City will monitor shelters and increase capacity, if necessary, and increase outreach to homeless individuals to ensure they know where to find shelter and services.
“City agencies are working together to ensure that homes and businesses are protected and the public is safe during these severe weather storms,” said Mayor Lee. “Crews are on stand-by and will monitor roads for potential flooding and other hazardous conditions and respond to any emergencies throughout the duration of the storms.” Read more.