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Fremont CA Fire Department
Tuesday January 26th, 2021 :: 04:27 p.m. PST


Flash Flood Watch and Wind Advisory Updates

The City of Fremont is monitoring a powerful storm system that is expected to move into the area this afternoon.  The storm is off-shore and approaching the Bay Area.  Models show it coming right over the Bay and predict it will last over the next three days.  
This storm has the potential for power outages, falling trees, landslides and local flooding.  A Wind Advisory and Flash Flood Watch have been issued for the East Bay Hills (SCU Lightning Complex Fire burn scar), by the National Weather Service.

Public safety will periodically monitor the water levels throughout the city during the storm.  Motorists are reminded to drive carefully and cautiously through the Niles Canyon and areas susceptible to flooding.  As a safety reminder, never drive into standing water.  Turn around and proceed in the opposite direction.  It only takes approximately 1-2 feet of water to sweep a vehicle away. 

City Staff has inspected problem flood areas and have cleared debris to minimize storm drain blockages. We strongly encourage residents to continue to monitor water levels and clear debris from storm drains if possible.

Visit for ways you can stay informed and be prepared, as well as for sandbag locations, contact information and resources.

General storm-related and safety messages will be communicated via the City’s website,, and social media accounts including Nixle, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (follow #FremontStorm and #CAStorm). Find us on social media at

If you have a storm related issue such as a fallen tree or blocked storm drain, please call 510-979-5700.

For a life-threatening emergency, please dial 9-1-1, and 510-790-6800 (select option 3) for a public safety non-emergency.

In an effort to ensure service delivery during the storm, we'd like to ask the community to please refrain from using our tip services to report storm related issues as anonymous tips.  While we will do our best to monitor tips, they are not monitored by the Fremont Police Department dispatch center and we cannot guarantee they will be answered in a timely manner.

General Safety Tips:
-If you live on or near a burn scar, have a “Go Bag” ready in case you need to quickly evacuate. (Remember face coverings, medicines, copies of house insurance & other important documents. Have plans for your pets.)

-Have supplies at home in case you experience a power outage or in case you live in an area where landslides or downed trees could block road access for you to get supplies.

-Never touch downed wires. Assume any downed power line is energized and extremely dangerous. Call 9-1-1 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5002

-Use flashlights, not candles. Due to the risk of a fire during a power outage, use battery operated flashlights and/or battery-operated candles.

Fremont CA Fire Department
3300 Capitol Ave
Fremont, CA 94538

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-494-4200

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