A 14-inch water main ruptured in Martinez early Thursday morning, sending water gushing down streets in a neighborhood near downtown, a city engineer said.
After reopening briefly Wednesday morning, Oakland police headquarters has been closed to the public again until further notice because of water damage caused by a plumbing problem, a police spokeswoman said.
The Oakland Police Department headquarters were closed to the public Tuesday after overnight flooding, a police officer said.
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.