Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a Spare the Air Alert to go into effect tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29 for the entire San Francisco Bay Area. This means that the air quality will be especially unhealthy for young children, seniors and those with respiratory and heart conditions. We urge people to stay indoors and avoid spending a lot of time outdoors. Check on your elderly neighbors and family members. Residents are welcome to come to Community Centers during business hours to get relief from the air quality. Community centers and their hours include:
Holly Community Center
31600 Alvarado Blvd
Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Kennedy Youth Center
Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Every other Friday (including this Friday) from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ruggieri Senior Center
33997 Alvarado-Niles Road
Monday – Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Mark Green Sports Center
31224 Union City Blvd
Monday – Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday from 7:00 AM to Noon
Sunday from 7:00 AM to Noon
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from Tuesday through Wednesday. Another offshore flow event will impact the region Tuesday into Wednesday morning featuring strong and gusty offshore winds and critically low relative humidity. This event will not be as strong as the last event, but still bring critical fire weather conditions to the Bay Area. Winds will increase initially over the North Bay on Tuesday morning before spreading southward. Relative humidity will initially drop over the North Bay and then also spread southward during the day Tuesday. Despite some weaker winds with this event the relatively humidity readings will be very low with no recovery at night. Winds ease through the day on Wednesday, but the dry conditions will remain.
A new Public Safety Power Shutoff event was announced for Tuesday, October 29. We understand from PG&E that Union City residents and businesses will not be impacted by this event. Please note that power outages that do occur are likely due to the intense weather pattern traveling through the area. Please go to the PG&E website to learn more about the Public Safety Power Shutoff and ways you can prepare and stay informed. We also urge you to sign up for emergency alerts with Alameda County by going to www.acalert.org.
We had several calls over the weekend about downed tree limbs and debris spread throughout the City as a result of the weekend's windstorm event. The Public Works Department is handling each call for service in order of priority with first priority going to roadways and sidewalks that are blocked by debris. Please be patient as we expect clean-up to take the next couple of weeks. You can continue to report local hazards resulting from tree limbs and debris by calling the police non-emergency line at 510-471-1365.