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Mitigation of Sausalito Mudslide Area to Continue Through Storm

The city of Sausalito, Caltrans and the National Park Service will monitor the Feb. 14 slide above Sausalito Boulevard during the current storm as long as it is safe to do so, city officials said.

Engineering and geomorphology specialists were aiding stabilization efforts at the slide site Monday, city officials said.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch until late Wednesday night for the Coastal North Bay, including Sausalito. The Sausalito area could receive up to 4 inches of rain through Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

The Maggiora & Ghilotti Inc. company Sunday installed plastic tarp at the top of the mudslide area above Sausalito Boulevard to stabilize the area, and K-rail barriers will be installed Tuesday on inside and outside margins of the road to catch slide material and protect motorists and pedestrians when the road opens, Sausalito officials said.

City Manager Adam Politzer will meet with Sausalito residents affected by the slide again Tuesday. None of the four residences that were red-tagged after the slide are ready for reoccupation.

Sausalito officials are encouraging all property owners and renters who suffered losses in the slide to contact their insurance companies.

Hazardous materials were present in the slide's debris field, and the Sausalito City Council will get a report on the slide at its meeting Tuesday.

Two structures were destroyed and 15 people were displaced by the slide.

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