Marin County

Marin County Sheriff Evacuates Residents in San Geronimo Valley; Emergency Operations Center Activated

Heavy rains and flash floods have prompted Marin County officials to activate the county’s emergency operations center. Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters are helping to evacuate residents from flooded homes in Forest Knolls and Woodacre, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office tweeted out.

Crews are assisting residents in evacuations along Castro Street in Forest Knolls and Lagunitas due to flooding, tweets from the sheriff’s office said.

The county has also deployed its Water Rescue teams at key locations throughout Marin. The San Geronimo Community Center at 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. has opened its doors for residents who were forced to leave their homes temporarily.

Sheriff's deputies in west Marin are reporting that Platform Bridge near Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is under several feet of water. Highway 1 between Pt. Reyes Station to Olema is reportedly "impassible" due to flooding, deputies said.

There is a flash flood warning for the Corte Madera Creek in the Ross Valley area. Storm drains are at capacity and significant road flooding is expected.

Lucas Valley Road is closed in both directions half mile west of Big Rock.

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