From Thursday through Monday, waves of water will wash over the Bay Area, drenching mountain tops in nearly a foot of rain, battering the Sierra with 100 mile per hour wind gusts, and triggering countless flash floods across the region.
High tech cameras and sensors are helping firefighters in the North Bay swing into action when wildfires strike.
The finishing touches are being put on a plan to give Bay Area residents rebates on their water bills.
Fourteen cameras — seven trained on each goalmouth — have been hung up in all 12 World Cup stadiums. The cameras will record 500 images per seconds, and a computer will digest the frames. Within a second of a ball crossing the line, the referee’s special watch will vibrate and flash “GOAL.”
Newly developed technology by a Scotts Valley company can give schools, cities, and businesses a 10 to 30 second advance warning of an earthquake depending on their distance from the epicenter.
A man walking home from work in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood was brutally attacked, and surveillance footage could help catch the suspect.
California’s early earthquake warning system worked as seismologists hoped it would, giving them notice that a quake was about to strike seconds before the ground in Los Angeles began shaking Monday, but residents didn’t get that warning because the state hasn’t identified a source of funding to build and maintain the system.
Starting Tuesday night, BART passengers who travel through the transbay tube after 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will face delays of up to 20 minutes because of earthquake safety work, a transit agency spokeswoman said.
A new earthquake early-warning system installed by Bay Area Rapid Transit will detect earthquakes precious seconds before the ground starts shaking, allowing trains to be slowed down in an effort to prevent derailments.
Palo Alto Congresswoman Anna Eshoo was in San Jose to celebrate the funding of a new national wireless broadband communications network that makes it easier for police and firefighters to talk during emergencies.