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The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

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Winter Storm Preparedness

El Nino Preparedness Storm Drain Flooding ImageEvery winter significant storms impact our region that can cause flooding, downed trees and branches, and damaged power lines. The City has taken many steps to prepare, including clearing storm drains, upgrading vulnerable infrastructure, pruning street trees, and providing the latest information to the community.  

Residents and merchants can also take action to prepare before the storms arrive. To protect your home or business from flooding, clear your storm drains, clean gutters and downspouts, make sure any sump pumps are in good repair, and pick-up free sandbags from the City in advance of a storm. Berkeley residents can pick up free sandbags at the City's Corporation Yard at 1326 Allston Way, between 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

Know where to get information before, during and after storms and other emergencies:

Access Disaster Readiness and Flood Prevention Resources:

The work the City and its partners are doing to prepare for winter storms is part of a broader, integrated effort to advance Berkeley's resilience in the face of climate change and other physical, social and economic challenges. A resilience approach to storm water management include the rain garden and permeable pavement projects that the City is installing throughout the City. These projects not only help to mitigate flooding, but also remove pollutants from storm water and help beautify the neighborhood. Learn more about Berkeley’s resilience efforts at www.cityofberkeley.info/resilience

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