Residents in our service area are using a break between storms to shore up their hillsides, patch their roofs and fill sandbags in advance of a predicted and potentially destructive storm forecast to slam into us on Wednesday.
Hit hard by a storm that arrived and lingered over the New Year’s weekend residents battled widespread flooding, undercut roads and slippery slopes Saturday and Sunday, fighting to keep rising water levels from entering homes and businesses.
Weather forecasters say another atmospheric river storm – similar to our weekend event but perhaps even more powerful in some ways – will arrive in the Bay Area Wednesday, bringing even more rain and even higher wind gusts than those seen over the past weekend.
The locals are taking advance warnings of the storm’s impact seriously.
As one local was quoted as saying on our Facebook page: “Water always wins!” – but, if all of Tuesday’s preparations are taken as evidence, not without a fight.