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Two vehicles stuck in floodwater from the Russian River (CBS)

Storm Swells Russian River To Five Times Prior Height, Overflowing Banks

Rain continued falling and the river kept rising in Guernville Friday, where it was likely to crest above 20 feet.

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Healdsburg flooding, December 11th, 2014.jpg

6.9M Bay Area Residents Under Flood Advisory Following Thursday’s Strong Storm

An urban and small flood advisory is in effect for seven of nine Bay Area counties Friday after a powerful storm flooded roadways and agricultural areas.

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(CBS SF)

High Surf Advisory With 20-Foot Waves In Effect For Friday

Thursday’s powerful storm is generating big waves along the Bay Area coast, calling for a high surf advisory until 4 p.m. Friday.

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(Lagunitas Brewery)

Strong Storm, Flooding Shuts Down Lagunitas Brewery In Petaluma

A powerful storm sweeping through the Bay Area Thursday gave employees at Lagunitas Brewery something else to swim in for a change.

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Russian River on December 11, 2014. (CBS)

Residents Near Russian River Asked To Evacuate Over Possible Flooding

Sonoma County officials are advising residents in low-lying areas near the Russian River to evacuate in advance of expected flooding.

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Wakeboarding at the flooded parking lot of the Safeway in Healdsburg on December 11, 2014. (CBS)

Storm Floods Parking Lot At Healdsburg Safeway, Becomes Spot For Wakeboarding, Kayaking

The Safeway store in Healdsburg turned into the hottest new party spot in town, when the parking lot became a lake during Thursday’s major storm.

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Downtown Healdsburg 12/11/2014 (Curtiss Kim/CBS)

Much-Hyped Storm Delivers Inches Of Rain, Powerful Wind, Damaging Floodwater

As promised, the San Francisco Bay area was smacked with an intense storm Thursday morning, prompting flood advisories downing trees delaying transit and cancelling classes and work for much of the Bay Area.

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Caltrans crew readies emote-controlled boat.

Drone Boat Can Save Lives During Caltrans Emergency Flood Inspections Of Bridges

Thanks to their new remote-controlled boat, Caltrans can get a close up look at the span and the creek during the storm.

12/11/2014

(CBS SF)

My Home Is Flooded! Now What??

Nothing can prepare you for the devastation of finding your home or your car underwater. It could happen, though. If it does, here are the first things you should do.

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89th Street and Edgeworth Avenue in Daly City (Miguel Escobar)

Cars Underwater In Daly City As Powerful Storm Pushes Through

A powerful storm causing downed trees and flooded streets continues to ravage the Bay Area Thursday, with parts like Daly City taking an especially heavy beating.

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