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Red Flag Warning Announced 4 am Wednesday through 7 am Thursday

November 19, 2019

A Red Flag Warning has been announced for 4 am Wednesday through 7 am Thursday morning due to high winds and low humidity.

Forecasters are predicting strong offshore winds developing across the higher elevations of the North Bay and East Bay beginning late Tuesday night, and continuing during the day on Wednesday. These offshore winds in combination with low relative humidity values will lead to critical fire weather conditions. Additionally, poor overnight relative humidity recoveries are expected Wednesday night and into Thursday morning as a result of the continued offshore winds.

Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

What you can do today:

Make sure you have a "Grab and Go Bag" for everyone in your family - including your pets!

Sign up for Public Safety Alerts
For Nixle: Text 94941 to 888777 for mobile alerts. 
For AlertMarin: Go to https://www.marinsheriff.org/services/emergency-services/alert-marin

Please be extremely cautious during periods of high fire danger. It's important all residents and visitors take steps to prevent wildfires. One less spark could mean one less wildfire.

  • Never mow or trim dry grass on a Red Flag Warning Day. 
  • Never use lawn mowers in dry vegetation.
  • Clear dead weeds and vegetation around your home.
  • Remove leaves and needles from gutters.
  • Trim tree branches 10 feet from the ground.
  • If you are driving, never pull over in dry grass.
  • Ensure trailer chains don't drag on the ground.
  • If you smoke, make sure cigarette butts are properly extinguished.
  • Report any suspicious activities to prevent arson.Call the Police Department non-emergency line 24/7: 415-389-4100

Preventing Wildfires is a Family Affair: Please talk to your kids today about not playing with matches and fireworks! Our lives are literally at stake.Learn more

REMINDER: PARKING IS RESTRICTED ON MILLER AVENUE DUE TO RED FLAG DAYS

On Red Flag Days, City staff will post notices to indicate that curbside parking in both directions will be restricted on Miller Avenue from Millwood to Willow Street.

In August 2019, the City Council unanimously accepted the recommendation of Public Safety Officials to implement the restrictions on parking on days of extreme fire hazard, also known as Red Flag days. Parking is restricted on Miller Avenue on Red Flag Days because Miller Avenue is designated as a primary evacuation route. The aim of the restrictions is to aid in both evacuation and firefighting efforts in the event of an emergency. Learn more about evacuation preparedness.

Mill Valley staff will use temporary barricades to indicate the parking restrictions until permanent signs are in place and permits issued.

Additional Information:

Check the National Weather Service for Red Flag Days

Miller Ave Parking Restrictions Staff Report – August 5, 2019

Questions may be directed to the Mill Valley Police Department at 415-389-4100 or email pd-info@cityofmillvalley.org.