Onlookers observe a plume of water on the crooked part of Lombard St. in San Francisco after a car crashed into a fire hydrant, March 2, 2012. (Brian McInerny)

Driver Crashes Into Hydrant On SF’s Crooked Lombard Street; Houses Flooded

A vehicle traveling down the crooked block of San Francisco’s Lombard Street struck a fire hydrant Friday afternoon, causing water to flood into some nearby homes.


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San Jose Flood Protection Project Receives $25M ‘Gift’ From State

The Lower Silver Creek project will help with flooding int he area, which has been an issue for 3,800 properties.


A water main break on Elm Street between Park Way and Tamarack Lane in South San Francisco caused flooding, and forced the evacuation of nearby residents.

South San Francisco Water Main Break Causes Damage, Evacuations

A water main broke Friday morning on Elm Street in South San Francisco, flooding several cars and forcing the evacuation of seven houses.


Capitola, flood, storm, river, mud

ConsumerWatch: Does Your Insurance Policy Protect?

When most people buy insurance, they think they are covered. But when disaster strikes, not all insurance companies or policies are created equal.


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

Capitola, flood, storm, river, mud

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.


Martinez beaver

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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