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Posted on: January 4, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Are you ready for the storm?

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UPDATED: 1/4/23 at 10:00 AM

Are you ready for the storm? The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain, high winds, and a possible flood watch for our area starting this evening, Tuesday, January 3, 2023, and lasting through Thursday.

With this storm, Gilroy may experience localized flooding, downed trees, and the continued closure of Silva’s Crossing, located at Uvas Creek near the intersection of Miller Avenue and Uvas Park Drive.

Sand and sandbags are available outside the gate of the Gilroy Corporation Yard, located at 613 Old Gilroy Street. Residents are advised to bring their shovels and a friend to assist. Additional sandbag locations can be found at

To report downed trees or localized flooding on City streets, please call the Gilroy Police Department non-emergency number at 408-846-0350.

To report local creek blockages and flooding, please call Valley Water at 408-630-2378.

To view or report power outages, please visit

To report downed power lines, leave the area immediately and call 9-1-1. Then call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.

Warming Centers and Overnight Sheltering Resources

Santa Clara County is operating several warming centers throughout the storm including the:

Gilroy Library, located at 350 W 6th Street | Open Wednesday from 1 PM – 9 PM and Thursday from 10 AM - 6 PM

Morgan Hill Library, located at 660 W Main Ave | Open Wednesday from 12 PM – 9 PM and Thursday from 10 AM – 6 PM 

Additional warming centers can be found on the County’s website at

VTA is offering free rides to warming centers. No proof required. Please let bus drivers know that you are going to or coming from a warming center. For more information, go to

Overnight sheltering may be available at the South County Armory through HomeFirst. Call 408-539-2105 for help or to direct someone in need of assistance.

Additional resources for securing overnight sheltering may be available through the County. Call the Here 4 You Call Center hotline at 408-385-2400 for assistance.

For up-to-date weather information, visit

Sign up for Santa Clara County emergency notices at

Sign up for City of Gilroy emergency notices at

Additional resources are available at

If you are out and about over the next few days, please use caution, slow down, and leave extra time in your schedule for possible delays and road closures.

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