As California endures one of its driest winters, on record, some state water managers are focused on the opposite end of the precipitation spectrum — the one in five residents who live in regions susceptible to catastrophic flooding.
Nearly two dozen homes and a number of cars were damaged by flooding after a water main ruptured in San Francisco’s Inner Parkside neighborhood early Wednesday morning.
The Marin Municipal Water District hopes to repair a broken water main in Kentfield by late morning or early Thursday afternoon, a district spokeswoman said.
Employees who work at the flood-damaged Oakland Unified School District administration building are expected to not be able to return to the space until later this spring, a district spokesman said.
Employees arriving for work at the Oakland Unified School District’s administration building Tuesday morning discovered that the building had been flooded overnight, a school district spokesman said.
About 36 people who had reported to an evacuation center due to flooding in East Palo Alto returned home late Sunday night, according to a Red Cross spokesman.
A portion of Sand Hill Road near Stanford University in Palo Alto was closed Tuesday morning after a DUI driver struck a fire hydrant that flooded the roadway, according to police.
A surge Thursday of unusually high tides flooded roadways and parking lots along the Bay Area coast.
Northern California residents recovering Monday from a series of wet, windy storms likely won’t get much of a break as another system is expected to drench the area.
Public transit was still recovering on Sunday afternoon from flooding and power outages caused by the morning’s heavy rain.