City Services, Fire Department, Police Department, Public Safety

Hazardous weather warning: Jan. 31 - Feb. 01, 2024

Stay safe during the next few days of rain.

January 31, 2024

Inclement Weather Alert: Anticipating heavy rain on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2024. Explore resources and information to ensure community safety during this weather event.

  1. Sandbags:

Pre-filled sandbags are available for Hayward residents to pick up at 16 Barnes Court while supplies last—up to six per household and 12 for local business. More details are available in our Services section here.

Questions? Contact our Maintenance Services Department at (510) 881-7745.

Unincorporated Hayward residents can contact Alameda County at (510) 670-5500.

  1. Emergency Shelters:

Special emergency shelters and warming centers are available countywide for unhoused individuals during this period and throughout winter. For details on resources and shelter locations, contact 2-1-1,

For more information visit our Emergency Shelter Providers page in our Services section.

  1. Reporting Hazardous Situations:

  • Report urgent instances of flooding or downed trees, residents should call the Maintenance Services Department between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. at (510) 881-7745. After 3 p.m. until 7 a.m., please contact the Hayward PD Non-Emergency line at (510) 293-7000.
  • Report downed or dangling power lines, call 9-1-1 immediately and then Pacific Gas & Electric Co (PG&E) at (800) 743-5000. Stay away from and do not touch downed or dangling power lines.
  • Calling 9-1-1 should be reserved for medical emergencies or to report an urgent or emergency public health risk. 
  1. Safety Tips:

  • If you see downed power lines, do not touch them
  • Turn around, don't drown—stay out of flooded areas, walking or driving through them can be dangerous. 
  • Bring your pets indoors and ensure they are safely out of the elements
  • Have evacuation routes prepared and be ready to leave your home in the event of flooding. If told to evacuate, leave right away. 
  • Before you travel, check the roadways for closures, detours or flooding. 
  1. Stay Informed: