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Two storms heading to Bay Area

Original post made on Feb 5, 2014

Drivers should plan for a wet commute on Thursday morning, as another dose of much-needed rain is expected to hit the Bay Area beginning tonight, a National Weather Service forecaster said today.

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Posted by Susan
a resident of Castro City
on Feb 5, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Since we have not had rain in a long time and trees are still losing their leaves, please look in the street near your house and see if the drains at the curb are or will get clogged when rain starts to fall.

If you can, rake the debris about 2 feet into the street, watch for cars, and the water will flow behind the stuff and clog the drains less. The street sweepers cannot get into the areas where cars park and there is a lot of build-up in some areas. I live in a low spot and the intersections flood unless I go out and pull the crud into the street.

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Posted by Wet Feet
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 5, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Good call Susan. We can make a HUGE difference in local flooding on our own streets with some simple awareness:

- Since car tires collect leaves resulting in flooding, leave a bit more space between your sidewall and the curb.
- Also, on trash days, don't snug the bin wheels against the curb. This creates micro dams all up and down the street.

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Posted by vkmo
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 5, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Rain At Last!! It is so welcome here. We need a lot more of it. The Rain Dancers succeeded in bringing on this rain. Hooray!!

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Posted by Brad
a resident of Willowgate
on Feb 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm

And PLEASE move your car off the street on street cleaning days.

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Posted by tommygee54
a resident of Rex Manor
on Feb 5, 2014 at 6:27 pm

About time that high pressure ridge left our area. Last time we had significant rainfall was 14 months ago, in December 2012, when we had over 5 inches of rain in Mountain View that month. Then our dry period began. At any rate, good to see the rain about to fall for the rest of the week.