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.
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.
Questions may be directed to the Mill Valley Police Department at 415-389-4100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.