Mudflow on February 14, 2019

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Latest Update

January 2, 2020
  • City contractor Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc. has begun work to replace storm drains in the area of the mudflow that struck the Hurricane Gulch neighborhood on February 14, 2019.
  • Work to replace the culvert system at Crescent Avenue began on Thursday, January 2 and is expected to continue through Friday, January 17. The majority of the work will occur in the area where Crescent is currently closed.
  • Work to replace a drainage pipe between Hecht Avenue and Sausalito Boulevard also began on January 2. The project is expected to take approximately one week to complete and requires the daytime closure of the roadway in the construction area at 412/414 Sausalito Boulevard.
  • Both projects are subject to delay if there is poor weather.
  • Sausalito Boulevard will reopen to through traffic once construction has been completed. Crescent Avenue has additional mudflow damage to the roadway that must be repaired before it can reopen.
  • Questions about construction work on Crescent Avenue and Sausalito Boulevard may be directed to the Department of Public Works at  (415) 289-4106 or

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 mudflow
  • 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 mudflow may be found on the City's news page dedicated to the mudflow, which was updated through May 24, 2019

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City Council Meeting Archives

  • September 24, 2019: Landslide Task Force Update (video, agenda and documents)
  • 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)


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


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