San Leandro endured last week’s major storm event in relatively good condition, due in great part to proactive efforts by City staff and community residents. City staff also posted informational updates throughout the storm event on various city websites and social media outlets. Aside from Wednesday night leading up to the storm, Mother Nature also helped out: winds remained mild and high tides were in the ‘normal’ range causing no significant shoreline erosion or damage.
In the days leading up to the storm and during the storm, approximately 20 cubic yards of sand and over 2,000 sand bags were delivered for self-service at the Public Works Corporation Yard. There are still sand and bags remaining, with self-service between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. with a limit of ten bags per household.
The following is a list of storm related damage through the City:
One street light pole was knocked down at E. 14th and Cambridge
One tree blown down near the former Blue Dolphin site; no other damage reported to immediate area
Small post sign near the G/H gates at the Marina blew over; staff will replace
Five City tree removals; one private tree removal (City staff will cut down private trees/limbs that cross over any public right-of-way, with the property owner responsible for the remainder of the removal.)
Twelve major tree limb removals; one private tree limb removal
Zero standby/call-outs occurred for Trees staff during the evenings of the 11th and 12th and over the weekend. As the rains continue this week and the ground continues to saturate (and if winds pick up), Public Works could receive additional tree calls.
Minor roof leaks were reported at Fire Station #10, City Hall, Marina Community Center, Manor Park Pre-school and the History Museum.
Public Works did receive a few calls on Thursday regarding localized flooding. In each case they were investigated (or forwarded to Caltrans, where appropriate), with the summation that the flooding was a pipe capacity issue and that, once the rains lessened, the flows dissipated.
The Water Pollution Control Plant received seven calls directly on Thursday:
Three calls were for overflowing storm drains (2 residential, 1 business); Collections crew responded;
One call was for a plugged storm drain; Collections crew responded;
One call was for a manhole cover that had floated out of place; Collections crew responded;
One caller was concerned about the height of water flow in the Alameda County Flood Control Channel;
One call was for sewer backup (City main was clear; problem was in private lateral.)
Public Work’s Storm Information web page can be found on the City’s Storm Information webpage.
The Dept of Public Works will continue to post pertinent information NextDoor.com as needs arise.