North Bay Takes Brunt of Friday's Storm

The North Bay is expected to get a bit of a break Saturday with another storm system headed in Sunday morning

By Cheryl Hurd
|  Friday, Nov 30, 2012  |  Updated 11:26 PM PDT
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The storm door is wide open which brought another strong storm Friday Morning.  NBC Bay Area's Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri takes a look at the phenomenal amount of rain the Bay Area picked up in just 24 hours.  Plus, looks ahead to flash flood concerns this Weekend.

The storm door is wide open which brought another strong storm Friday Morning. NBC Bay Area's Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri takes a look at the phenomenal amount of rain the Bay Area picked up in just 24 hours. Plus, looks ahead to flash flood concerns this Weekend.

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North Bay Damage Report

The North Bay took the brunt of Friday's storm with several inches of rain in some parts of Sonoma County. Chery Hurd has the damage report.
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Friday's storm brought several inches of rain to the North Bay. The rain totals were as high as eight inches in some of the mountain areas.

That heavy rain. along with strong winds brought people like Steve Sargeant to a Mill Valley hardware store.

“It’s scary up there cause we are way up there on the hillside," Sargeant said. "There’s been floods up there slides it get pretty bad.”

Bad is how it started out for commuters at the Bay Bridge toll plaza.

A power outage threw the bridge into darkness for two hours. There were no metering lights for commuters.

And it was a rough ride on the Richmond/San Rafael bridge. The north bay got the brunt of this storm.

There was flooding on Highway 1 in Rohnert Park near Valley Ford.

Cars had no where to go but into flooding water. People in Marin County are use to the heavy rain and wind when it comes.

But they are not use to closing schools because of a lack of power.

Students who attend Wade Thomas Elementary in San Anselmo got to stay home today because of a power outage. 

"It was two days in a row pretty disruptive. I think it’s the same pole. No one will admit it they are reconnecting wires once again," Chris Livermore said.

The rain continued in the North Bay through Friday evening. Showers are forecast for Saturday with yet another strong storm system forecast to his Sunday morning.

Stay tuned.

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