Update: 10:40 a.m.
Below is a summary of current road closures and flooding issues:
Park & Industrial is closed at that intersection.
Park & Bayshore intersection is also closed.
East E blocks 200-500 are closed.
300 East H storm drain is impacted, and Public Works crews are watching
300-400 East I is closed.
East 2nd, by E Street parking lot, has flooding.
600 West K - PW crews are also monitoring that location.
958 Rose - some flooding at that location.
We've received multiple inquiries from residents for sand bags, and
those are available at the Corporation Yard on 2400 East Second Street.
As a precaution, the Community Center will be open within the next half
hour for folks that may need a dry, warm place to go today.
The Benicia Emergency Operations Center was opened this morning at Fire Station 11 in order to help fire and public works personnel better coordinate efforts to deal with flooding at various places in Benicia.
Public Works crews and firefighters are responding to calls for downed trees and flooded streets from downtown to Southampton to the Benicia Industrial Park.
For those travelling to San Francisco, the entire BART system is
Workers from the Valero Benicia Refinery were putting booms out along Sulfur Springs Creek as a precautionary measure after storm water retention ponds at the refinery filled to capacity this morning.
According to Valero spokesperson Sue Fisher-Jones refinery operations have not been affected by the weather.
“The Valero Benicia follows weather forecasts closely and has plans in place to deal with weather-related issues, such as excessive rain, “ Said Fisher-Jones in an email. “We are managing this week's rain through our retention ponds, a large diesel powered pump, and efficient operations of the refinery's waste water treatment plant.”
“At this time, boom -- material that creates a physical barrier -- is being place on the sides of Sulfur Springs Creek to control storm-water runoff, said Fisher-Jones. “Notifications has been made to the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQC).”
There is one reported power outage affecting about 30 customers in the Lower Arsenal.
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