A new Bay Area Council report finds a so-called 150-year “superstorm” could cause billions of dollars in damage, arguing the region is unprepared.
A leaking aqueduct made a mess of a Walnut Creek neighborhood this week.
The massive storm bearing down on the Bay Area will dump up to 10 inches of rain on the highest local mountains, triggering a rise in the Russian River of a whopping 20 feet, 6 inches by 3 p.m. Saturday, according to National Weather Service river forecasts.
Coming Storm Prompts Flash Flood Watch For 3 Bay Area Counties; Up To 10 Inches Rain, 100 MPH Wind Gusts In Sierra
The Bay Area is about to be clobbered again as a storm packing wind gusts above 50 miles per hour in the higher areas, torrential rain approaching 10 inches on mountain peaks, and flash flood watches already in effect for three counties bears down on Northern California.
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted to declare a state of emergency Friday after recent rain and windstorms caused an estimated $3.4 million in damage.
A portion of state Highway 92 in Half Moon Bay that had been closed due to flooding reopened Tuesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties through 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening.
It may not be as windy as last week, but there’s plenty more rain in Monday’s forecast and more people on the roads are causing several traffic backups for commuters.
Another round of rainy weather is heading toward the Bay Area just days after a powerful storm delivered a wallop of flooding and power outages throughout the region this week.
Residents near the Guerneville Bridge are taking things in stride and have been under a voluntary evacuation order following Thursday’s heavy rains, but only low-lying areas are affected.