Evacuation orders and warnings have been issued in parts of the Bay Area as heavy rain threatens to unleash debris flows, especially in fire-scarred areas.
Napa County Evacuations
Evacuation warnings have been issued in wildfire burn areas of Napa County. Residents in those areas should be ready to leave if there's an emergency, but they do not need to evacuate immediately.
Santa Cruz County and San Mateo County Evacuations
Roughly 5,000 people living along the Highway 9 corridor in Santa Cruz County have been ordered to evacuate. Hundreds more in San Mateo County were also told to get out.
Officials said the landscape is scarred by the wrath of summer fires. Authorities fear mudslides, floods and 60 mph wind gusts that could topple trees onto homes and power lines.
Temporary evacuation shelters will be set up at the following locations:
- San Lorenzo Valley High School - 7105 Hwy. 9, Felton, CA 95018
- Scotts Valley Community Center - 360 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
- Pacific Elementary School - 50 Ocean Street, Davenport, CA 95017
- Pescadero High School - 360 Butano Cutoff, Pescadero, CA 95060
The storm expected Tuesday through Thursday will bring moderate to heavy rain and several advisories and concerns to the Bay Area, notably flash flood watches for the North Bay, the Santa Cruz Mountains, and parts of the East Bay and South Bay, according to the National Weather Service.