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San Jose Struggles To Control Homeless Encampments Along Waterways

Several clean-ups of homeless encampments along the Guadalupe River and other San Jose creeks over the summer have done little to discourage illegal camping in the city’s watersheds, prompting the city to re-evaluate how it deals with homelessness, officials said.

09/06/2012

A massive sinkhole opened up following a water main break in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley Tuesday. (CBS)

SF Sunnydale Water Main Break Followed Lengthy Sewer Project

San Francisco city officials threw a party at a school gym in Visitacion Valley last Saturday to celebrate a return to normalcy after a yearlong sewer project wrapped up on Sunnydale Avenue. Three days later, the neighborhood was back in turmoil after a large water main broke.

08/30/2012

A rescue boat passes a partially submerged stop sign during Hurricane Isaac in Braithwaite, in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Isaac Floods Gulf Coast – But Won’t Impact Calif. Gas Prices

Newly downgraded Tropical Storm Isaac plodded its way across Louisiana on Wednesday, inundating parts of a mostly rural area southeast of New Orleans with drenching rains and fierce winds.

08/29/2012

A massive sinkhole opened up following a water main break in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley Tuesday. (CBS)

Residents Allowed Back Home After San Francisco Water Main Break, Sinkhole

Fourteen households displaced by Tuesday’s water main break in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood were being allowed to go home Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the city’s Public Utilities Commission said.

08/29/2012

Flooding following a water main break on the San Francisco-Daly City border. (CBS)

SF Residents Displaced, Students Evacuated Due To Water Main Break

Students were evacuated from a school in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood, where a major water main break has shut down streets and flooded homes.

08/28/2012

Crews fix a broken water main on Mason St. between Beach and Jefferson in San Francisco, June 8, 2012. (CBS)

Water Main Rupture Floods Streets In San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission was working Friday morning to clean up a mess in Fisherman’s Wharf caused by a water main that ruptured earlier in the day.

06/08/2012

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Rain, Wind Batter Bay Area; More Storms Coming

A storm system has brought heavy rains and winds to the Bay Area and Northern California, flooding roads and downing trees.

03/14/2012

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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.

12/30/2011

The scene of a water main break in San Pablo.

San Pablo Water Main Break Worries Neighborhood

It wasn’t the water damage but the fact that there was a gasoline pipeline in the same area that had residents concerned.

12/18/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Who’s Regulating Payouts From FEMA-Approved Insurers?

In addition to property insurance policies you can also purchase a federal flood policy. The catch is that you can only get the policies through one of a select group of insurers that are authorized by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

10/19/2011

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