Northern California Storm Causes Rockslide and Flooding

Northern California Storm Causes Rockslide and Flooding

Disaster Alert
December 8, 2019

Source: The Weather Channel

Approximate locations sustaining home flooding


– West Portal, San Franciso (San Francisco County, 94127)

NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.

At a Glance

  • Flooding closed Highway 101 for hours.
  • Homes in San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood were flooded.
  • A rockslide partially closed Highway 1 near Big Sur.

A winter storm caused a rockslide and flooding Saturday that closed highways across Northern California and damaged several homes.

Two people were hurt when a tree fell on them on a sidewalk in San Francisco.

Northbound Highway 101 was closed by floodwaters for hours Saturday evening, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. At least three cars were stalled, and traffic inched along until after 8 p.m. when the freeway reopened.

Thigh-high water washed into homes in San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood, KPIX reported.

“The storm hit, and the sewers backed up, literally and water just came cascading out of the drains, cascading down, and nothing could handle it,” Sarah Glover told the TV station.

For full report, please click the source link above.