Mudflow on February 14, 2019

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Mudflow Debris Removal FAQ

  • The City has published a Mudflow Debris Removal FAQ with the latest information about cleanup at the site of the February 14 mudflow
  • Debris removal is now expected to begin in early September 2019
  • The City is reaching out to property owners affected by the mudflow to schedule one-on-one meetings to discuss debris removal on private property and the process for identifying and separating personal property, among other topics
  • Renters affected by the mudflow will also be contacted about the process for recovering personal property

About the February 14 Mudflow

  • A mudflow struck Sausalito's Hurricane Gulch neighborhood in the early morning of Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • The mudflow originated upslope of Sausalito Boulevard on land belonging to the National Park Service
  • The City Engineer estimates that the slide consisted of between 6,000 and 7,000 cubic yards of earth and debris
  • The fast-moving earth and debris swept downhill, crossing Sausalito Boulevard and carrying with it the duplex at 406/408
  • The house at 57 Crescent Avenue was destroyed at the bottom of the slope
  • There were no fatalities as a result of the mudslide
  • Total property damage is estimated at $10 million
  • Crescent Avenue remains closed between 47 Crescent and Main Street due to the large debris pile deposited at the base of the mudslide
  • Clean up of the debris pile and the slope between Sausalito Boulevard and Crescent Avenue is expected to begin in early September 2019
  • Additional information about the mudslide may be found on the City's news page dedicated to the mudflow, which was updated through May 24, 2019

Articles from Sausalito Currents

City Council Meeting Archives

  • July 18, 2019:  Award Debris Removal Contract (video, agenda and documents)
  • June 11, 2019: Approve and Adopt Continuing the Declaration of a Local Emergency Related to Storm Activity and Landslides and Authorize Extension of Construction Hours for Debris Removal (agenda and documents)
  • May 28, 2019: Mudslide Update and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute Amendment No. 1 to the Professional/Consulting Services Agreement with Harris & Associates for Sausalito Emergency Disaster Recovery Advisory Services (video, agenda and documents)
  • March 12, 2019: Update on the Local Emergency Related to Storm Activity and Mudslides / Renewal of Emergency Declaration (video, agenda and documents)
  • February 26, 2019: Report on the Local Emergency Related to the Mudslide Occurring on February 14, 2019 (video, agenda and documents
  • February 18, 2019:  Consideration of a Resolution Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency Related to Storm Activity and Landslides Occurring in February 2019 (video, agenda and documents)

Resources

Contact Information

  • For questions about filing a claim form with the City of Sausalito, please contact City Clerk Serge Avila at (415) 289-4134
  • For requests to meet with City Manager Adam Politzer regarding mudflow concerns, please contact Serge Avila at (415) 289-4134
  • For questions about road closures, site stabilization, or debris cleanup, please contact the Department of Public Works at (415) 289-4106
  • For questions about red-tagged structures or building projects related to mudflow damage, please contact the Community Development Department at (415) 289-4128
  • Inquiries from the press may be directed to Director of Communications Abbot Chambers at (415) 289-4123 or achambers@sausalito.gov

 

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