Voters To Decide On Tax To Restore Bay, Flood PreventionA Bay Area-wide measure on the June ballot that would impose a parcel tax over the next 20 years to raise funds for shoreline improvement projects is drawing broad support.
Flood Insurance Coverage Drops 72 Percent In San Mateo As Drought Drags On, But FEMA Says ReconsiderMost Californians have been more focused on saving water than worrying about floods, prompting thousands of Bay Area homeowners to cancel their flood insurance policies, but FEMA says they might want to reconsider.
Every Long-Range Computer Model Forecast Predicting Strong, Or Very Strong El Nino This WinterEvery single long-range computer forecast model used by meteorologists predicts a strong, or very strong El Nino for the entire globe this coming winter, the first time that’s happened since 1997.
Chance Of Torrential El Nino Rains Increases, Drought Relief Possible But Not Guaranteed, YetThe National Weather Service confirms a strong El Nino is increasingly likely, and some sort of El Nino is nearly guaranteed, while a very strong El Nino historically has clobbered San Francisco with 43 inches of rain.
Bay Area Unprepared For 'Superstorm' Floods Says Business GroupA new Bay Area Council report finds a so-called 150-year “superstorm” could cause billions of dollars in damage, arguing the region is unprepared.
Burst 87-Inch Aqueduct Sends 500,000 Gallons Of Water Into Walnut Creek BackyardA leaking aqueduct made a mess of a Walnut Creek neighborhood this week.
20.5-Foot Rise In River Levels As 10 Inches Of Rain Set To Hit Bay Area MountainsThe 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 SierraThe 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.
San Mateo County Declares State of Emergency Due To Storm DamageThe 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.
Flooding Temporarily Closes Highway 92 In Half Moon BayA 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.
New Storm Prompts Flood Advisories For Marin, Napa, Sonoma CountiesThe 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.
Heavy Rains Monday Cause Flooded Roadways, Traffic Backups, Power OutagesIt 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.