City of South San Francisco Opens Temporary Evacuation Point for Residents Without Power

South San Francisco, CA January 5, 2022 Press Release

More than 3,000 South San Francisco Households Still Without Power
As of 9:00 a.m. this morning, the City of South San Francisco has opened a Temporary Evacuation Point (TEP) at the Joseph A. Fernekes building (781 Tennis Drive) in South San Francisco. In addition, residents can also visit our Main and Grand Avenue Libraries today. The Main Library at 840 W. Orange is open from Noon – 8:00 p.m. and Grand Avenue Library at 306 Walnut Avenue is open from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
“Several residents have been without power since late early evening yesterday and we realize that many may need a place to charge their phones and other devices, as well as having a dry and warm safe area to be in,” said South San Francisco Acting City Manager Sharon Ranals. “In addition, we will have snacks and water for our residents.”
“We realize going without power for a substantial period of time can be difficult for our residents and we want to try to alleviate some of the burden this has placed on them,” added South San Francisco Mayor Flor Nicolas.
The South San Francisco Emergency Operations Center remains open this morning and city staff continue to remain out in the field addressing areas of concern. The City is expected to receive more rain, heavy at times during the morning as the storm lingers. On & off rain will continue into the afternoon with up to two inches of rain. Meteorologists are expecting some drying as we head through tonight, however a flood watch remains in effect for the entire Bay Area Thursday as creeks, streams, and rivers could overflow and street drains may not be able to keep up with downpours.
The City wants to remind residents of the following:
  • If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1. All other storm-related, non-emergency calls should be directed to 2-1-1
  • Up-to-date information can be found at our website,, including:
  • Expanded health & safety guidelines for residents with flooded homes,
  • Updates on parks and recreation programming,
  • Links to the South San Francisco Unified School District and pending closures
  • Sign up to receive emergency alerts through San Mateo County, here.
  • Sign up for the City’s email distribution list to receive up-to-date, immediate information here.
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates!
  • Check road closures and flooding in real time through Zonehaven, here.
  • If the road has standing water, do not attempt to drive through
  • If the City experiences power outages, please treat signals as a four-way stop.
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