Milpitas Storm Information and Resources

Last updated January 14, 2023 2:45 PM

No EvacuationsAs of 1/14/23 2:45 PM

1 Road ClosureAs of 1/14/23 2:45 PM

As a result of this morning’s rainfall we are experiencing minor flooding the City. Please avoid flooded areas. If you must drive, use caution when driving. Avoid driving through areas with large pools of standing water. If you encounter road closures or detours, please follow the directions of Police Officers and Community Safety Officers and/or directions of posted signs. If you are driving and see City staff working on the roadway please be cautious and attentive.

Police, Fire, and Public Works staff are working hard to ensure your safety during the storm. Additional staffing is being called in to help out with weather related calls for service.

Report any unsafe roadway conditions or flooding by calling 408-586-2400. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1. Please monitor media broadcasts and sign up for emergency alerts from Santa Clara County.

Always be alert for possible flood and weather impacts. Monitor the Country’s Winter Storm Information page at this link.

Tips on staying safe and preparing for the storm as well as links to various resources are included here.

Before the Storm:

  • If you live in a burn scar area and are concerned that this storm may cause unsafe conditions to your home, leave the area before rain starts. Do not wait for an official evacuation notification to leave.
  • Information about sandbags and protecting your home from flooding can be found below
  • Secure outdoor furniture, umbrellas, and loose items that could create hazards during strong winds.
  • Charge cell phones, flashlight batteries, hot spot Internet devices and other items should the power go out.

During the Storm:

  • If you feel unsafe during the storm, shelter in place in your home by gathering your family and pets in the innermost room of your house, preferably on the top floor if you live in a multi-story home.
  • Do not attempt to drive at night or while it is raining, as roads may be damaged and your car may be swept away by moving water or debris.
  • Click here for additional power outage safety tips.

After the Storm:

  • Following a storm, roads may be impacted and immediate access in or out of the area cannot be guaranteed.
  • Crews will clear roads of standing water, mud and rockslides when it is safe to do so.
  • Stay away from downed power lines.
  • Residents must be prepared to stay in or away from their home for multiple days during and after rain events. See below for what should go in your home or car emergency kit.
  • Click here for food safety tips during a power outage.
  • Click here for additional severe weather safety tips.

10 Steps to Take Now to Protect Yourself Before and During the Storm:

  • Click this link to see a list of steps to take now to protect yourself, your family and your property.

How to Manage During a Power Outage:

  • Calaveras Road east of Piedmont: both lane directions closed