November 27, 2021

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Bay Area storm live updates: Tall tree threatens homes in San Francisco – KGO-TV

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ABC7 News meteorologist Drew Tuma will have live updates on the storm as it moves into the Bay Area on Sunday starting around 2 p.m. You can watch on abc7news.com or on our ABC7 News Bay Area streaming apps for Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and AndroidTV.LIVE: Track rain in San Francisco Bay Area with Live Doppler 7

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Evacuation Warnings and Orders

MARIN COUNTY

Police drove through San Anselmo to clear the streets and tell businesses to close up for the day.

In video tweeted by ABC7 News reporter Liz Kreutz, you can hear officers driving through sounding their flood alarms:

San Anselmo Creek is known as ground zero for flooding, and officers warned it was starting to crest on Sunday. Flood sirens were activated in Ross, San Anselmo and Fairfax. Residents are asked to avoid the area and seek higher ground if you are near creeks or streams.

The creek last rose over its banks in 2005, and swamped nearby businesses.

Here’s what it looks like as of 4 p.m. Sunday:

In Mill Valley, the Marin County Sherriff says there is flooding in the Sycamore Triangle area. “Residents in flood prone areas are advised to move their vehicles to higher ground at the Mill Valley Community Center,” the agency said on Twitter.

SAN FRANCISCO

Mandatory evacuations are in place in San Francisco after a 100 foot tree is leaning towards three structures on 9th Avenue, San Francisco Fire Department says.

SAN MATEO COUNTY

Evacuation warnings have been upgraded to evacuation orders for areas of San Mateo County, CAL FIRE tweeted on Sunday morning.

The National weather service’s flash flood watch and wind advisory now increases the potential for debris flows, downed trees and power outages in the affected areas.

The evacuation warnings are effective immediately, according to a joint statement by CAL FIRE, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department, the San Mateo County Fire Department and San Mateo County.

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The evacuation orders are for the following areas:

  • South Coast Zone SMC-E019, which includes Ano Nuevo State Park, Whitehouse Canyon Road and areas south of Gazos Creek Road east of Highway 1
  • South Coast Zone SMC-E038, which includes Butano State Park and the community of Barranca Knolls, west of Cloverdale Road
  • The communities of Loma Mar and Dearborn Park in Zone SMC-E018
  • The community of Butano Canyon in Zone SMC-E098
  • These areas were upgraded to evacuation orders at 8 a.m. Sunday. According to officials, as Sunday morning progresses, and winds and rain increase, downed trees, tree branches and mudslides could impact evacuations. Electricity could also be impacted.

    Half Moon Bay High School will open at 8 a.m. Sunday as a temporary evacuation point (TEP). The school is located at 1 Lewis Foster Dr., Foster City.

    These areas upgraded evacuation orders at 8 a.m. Sunday. According to officials, as Sunday morning progresses, and winds and rain increase, downed trees, tree branches and mudslides could impact evacuations. Electricity could also be impacted.

    Half Moon Bay High School will open at 8 a.m. Sunday as a temporary evacuation point (TEP). The school is located at 1 Lewis Foster Dr., Foster City.

    SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

    Evacuations are expected in higher-risk areas of Santa Cruz County, sheriff’s deputies are going door to door to notify residents and a shelter for evacuees is anticipated to open Sunday morning, a county official said Saturday.

    County residents are encouraged to call (831) 454-2181 with questions regarding evacuations and resources, and the county expects to open a shelter at 8 a.m. Sunday, according to Nicole Coburn, the county’s assistant county administrative officer.

    “The Sheriff’s Office began door-to-door outreach Saturday in anticipation of evacuations in higher- risk areas,” Coburn said. Deputies are contacting homes in the low-lying, high-risk areas that have the highest potential for evacuation, the assistant administrative officer said.

    Residents are encouraged to look up their evacuation zone at https://community.zonehaven.com. Residents are also encouraged to register landlines, cell phones, or VoIP phones with CodeRED by visiting https://www.scr911.org/ and signing up for notifications, or texting SCR911 to 99411.

    “We are finalizing the plans for the location of the evacuee shelter and soon as we get the site solidified we will advise the public” of the location, Coburn said.
    Debris flows are fast-moving masses of mud, rocks, boulders, trees and sometimes homes or vehicles. They move quickly and are often deadly to those in their path.

    The only way to avoid debris flows is to move to safety prior to any debris flow event, according to the county.

    CAL FIRE said if you are evacuating Santa Cruz County, there is a temporary evacuation place.

    For debris flow information, residents can visit here.

    County residents are advised to seek shelter with friends and families and asked to follow local news or County social media accounts at www.twitter.com/sccounty or www.facebook.com/countyofsantacruz for updates and additional information.

    Weather Advisories in Bay Area

    The National Weather Service has issued several weather advisories for various parts of the Bay Area beginning Sunday.

    There is a Flash Flood Watch in effect Sunday for the North Bay from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., for the Santa Cruz Mountains from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. and for Monterey County from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Monday.

    Heavy rainfall could lead to debris flows and flash flooding in areas recently burned by fires due to poor drainage.

    There may be potential for mudslides and washouts in steep terrain in these areas, according to the National Weather Service.

    There are also Wind Advisories in effect Sunday in the North Bay from 2 a.m. to 5 p.m., in San Francisco, the East Bay and the South Bay from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. and in Monterey County from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Southerly winds are expected to be 15 to 25 mph with occasional gusts up to 35 to 45 mph. Some areas might see gusts up to 60 mph.

    Residents are advised to secure loose outdoor objects and structures and be aware tree limbs could be blown down, resulting in some power outages.

    Driving may be difficult for vehicles with high profiles.

    A High Surf Advisory will be in effect for coastal parts of the Bay Area from 11 p.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

    There will be an increased risk of sneaker waves, large breaking waves, rip currents and coastal run up.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.

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