Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to strike San Mateo County by midday Thursday, bringing the threat of flooding, mudslides and falling trees and limbs through the weekend, officials said Wednesday and asked for residents to get prepared.

The San Mateo County Department of Emergency Management cautions residents to prepare for severe weather, sign up for emergency alerts, monitor weather forecasts and avoid driving during heavy rains.

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Terence Y

Folks, especially those with underground garages that experienced flooding, pull out those sump pumps, or find/order more of them… If you have a sump pump you’re not using, put the offer out… Charge up all your electrical devices, and especially emergency flashlights/radios/etc., load up on food, firewood, and other necessities… Take care out there, and if you’re able, help out your neighbors. For those with gas stoves, heat up a meal or two and bring them to your neighbors should the electricity go out for an extended period.

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