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Tiburon Peninsula officials urge residents to prepare as winter approaches



Visitors to Tiburon’s Main Street shield themselves from light rain Nov. 18, the third of four consecutive days of showers on the Tiburon Peninsula. The biggest downpour was the next day, with 1.2 inches. Public officials are warning residents to batten down for another potentially wet winter, as meteorologists are predicting an El Niño weather pattern for the first winter in five years. (Nick Shorten Jr. / For The Ark)

After rains hit the Tiburon Peninsula last week, officials are reminding residents that now is the time to prepare their homes to protect against the flooding and other damage winter storms can bring and to refresh their knowledge of evacuation routes in the event of an emergency.


The first-of-the-season storms dropped about 1.7 inches of rainfall on the Tiburon Peninsula between Nov. 15 and 18, according to the Marin County’s Pamela Court weather gauge off Tiburon Boulevard.


Last year’s intensely rainy winter — the peninsula saw nearly 40 inches of rain between October and March, including nearly 24 inches between Dec. 29, 2022, and Jan. 15, 2023 — wreaked havoc on the peninsula, with storms frequently downing trees and power lines and flooding roads, including the intersection at Tiburon Boulevard and Beach Road.


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