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Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Flooded Cars Could Be Pouring Into California

Consumer advocates and car experts are warning that flood-damaged cars from the Midwest are on their way west.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/24/2011

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Capitola Still Waits On Disaster Relief From Storms

Capitola has not yet received disaster relief following those large storms in March that led to flash floods. Damage following the March floods is estimated at $17 million, AND Capitola’s emergency reserves are gone following flood repairs.


A large section of pipe broke last week and flooded a mobile home park as well as dozens of businesses in Capitola, April 2, 2011. These pipes must be installed to fix the break. (KCBS)

Possibility Of Rain Threatens Recovery Work In Capitola

Crews have been working around the clock to replace the ruptured pipe that caused flooding in Capitola Village before more rain falls on Saturday.


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Famed Martinez Beaver Family Survives Storm Surge

Rushing water from Thursday’s storm destroyed the home of a family of beavers living in Alhambra Creek in downtown Martinez, but the creatures themselves appear to have survived, the founder of a beaver advocacy group said Friday.

CBS San Francisco–03/25/2011

Waves crash against a seawall as people make their way along the Embarcadero in San Francisco during stormy weather. (AP Photo)

Powerful Storm Slams Bay Area; Flood Causes Evacuations

The month’s most powerful storm slammed the Bay Area on Thursday, flooding roadways, knocking out power to thousands and triggering evacuations due to an overflowing river.

CBS San Francisco–03/24/2011


Clear Lake At Risk Of Overflowing, Damaging Homes

Homeowners in Lake County are stocking up on sandbags, as officials warn that Clear Lake may flood for the first time in 13 years.


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San Jose Flood Protection Project Moving Forward

A flood protection project is moving forward in San Jose, despite a lack of federal funding.


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ConsumerWatch: What To Know Before You Buy Flood Insurance

It will take some effort, but it is possible for San Francisco residents to buy flood insurance.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/14/2011

A pedestrian jumps over standing water during a rain storm in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Bracing For Wet Weekend

A series of winter storms are bearing down on the Bay Area and California, promising a wet weekend and possible flooding into next week.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/17/2010

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South Bay Crews Prepare For Possible Flooding

Santa Clara Valley Water District crews were busy Friday bracing for possible flooding from the rain hitting the Bay Area which is expected to last until the next week.