Hayward weather bulletin through Wednesday, Jan. 11
With rain and episodes of gusty winds remaining in the forecast through Wednesday, residents are encouraged to remain vigilant about potential flooding and use caution on roads and highways.
Pre-filled sandbags are available for community members to pick up outside the Hayward Animal Shelter at 16 Barnes Court while supplies last—up to 10 a piece per household or local business. A self-fill sandbag station also is available at the same location 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To report urgent instances of flooding, residents should call the Hayward Streets Division between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. at (510) 881-7745. After 4 p.m. up until 7 a.m., contact the Hayward Police Department non-emergency line at (510) 293-7000.
Calling 9-1-1 should be reserved only for medical emergencies or to report an urgent or emergency public health or safety risk.
To report downed or dangling power lines, call 9-1-1 immediately and then Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) at (800) 743-5000. Stay away from and don’t touch downed or dangling power lines.
As always, Hayward police, fire, emergency medical and maintenance services personnel actively monitor and prioritizing calls for service. Responses to some less urgent matters may take longer than usual storm-related periods of high call volume.
To monitor your local weather forecast, go online to the National Weather Service at https://www.weather.gov/.
Weather awareness is key for winter preparedness: Winter can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds along with a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion.
Follow the tips on our website to keep you & your family safe: