City Manager Proclaims a State of Emergency for the City of San Juan Bautista
City of San Juan Bautista
Office of the City Manager
P.O. Box 1420, 311 Second Street
San Juan Bautista CA 95045
(831) 623-4661 x 14 C (831) 594-6322 (New!)
JANUARY 12, 2023
CONTACT: DON REYNOLDS CITY MANAGER
CITY MANAGER PROCLAIMS A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR THE CITY OF SAN JUAN BAUTISTA
Effective January 12, 2023, the City of San Juan Bautista is operating in a state of emergency in response to the recent winter storms. During the month of January, the City has already received close to 5 inches of rain with a flood warning expected for Saturday, and more rain anticipated next week.
Thus far due to flooding, the City has evacuated 7 residents, closed, cleaned and re-opened San Juan Highway and the Alameda at Highway 156, removed two large trees at Verutti Park and managed to operate its wastewater treatment plant at full capacity for extended periods of time to equalize its treatment ponds and prevent overflows. Preparations for this weekend continue today, and all week.
This declaration will support the City’s on-going response to the winter weather by allowing the City to quickly retain contractors to support its maintenance staff.
The County Office of Emergency Services with the support of Red Cross had opened its shelter at the Hollister Veterans Hall but for lack of demand it has been closed. If another larger evacuation is necessary in or near San Juan Bautista, the County OES and Red Cross are poised to open a local shelter as well.
The City is also able to provide residents with help managing debris on their properties. Please contact City Hall at (831) 623-4661 if you would like access these services.
Staff is on emergency standby this weekend. If you need help or assistance after hours, (as always), please call the 24-hour hotline at (831) 902-0887.
SANDBAGS will be available to residents on a self-serve basis for localized flooding emergencies. A pile of sand and burlap bags will be located at: