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Bay Area Storm: Evacuation Warnings, Flash Flood Watch, Outages, What to Know

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Streams and creeks rose rapidly around the Bay Area on Monday as an atmospheric river continued to drench the region.

Here's a look at how the storm is impacting the Bay Area.

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Evacuation Warnings in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County late Monday issued evacuation warnings as the atmospheric river storm continues to drench the region. Residents have been advised of possible flooding and mudslides.

The areas of the San Lorenzo Valley and CZU burn scar have received evacuation warnings, according to the county.

Evacuation Warnings in Monterey County

Monterey County officials on Tuesday downgraded an evacuation order to an evacuation warning for areas off River Road near Salinas as a strong storm system has moved through the region.

The order was issued Monday for areas in danger of debris flow, such as Pine Canyon Road, Trimble Hill, Mesa Road, Manzanita Way, Wildwood Way, Redding Drive, Belmont Circle and the southwest end of Berry Drive.

Evacuation warnings for other areas, including the Dolan Fire burn scar, remain in effect, county officials said.

Monterey County residents are advised to remain vigilant for any debris flows -- fast-moving masses of mud, rocks, trees and other items -- as weather conditions may change.

Storm Triggers Flash Flood Watch in Burn Areas

In the CZU Lighting Complex burn area in Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties, a flash flood watch will be in place from 7 p.m. Monday through 1 a.m. Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Center, heavy rainfall could lead to rockslides, debris flow and flash flooding.

People are advised to avoid walking or driving through flood waters, the National Weather Service said.

Residents of unincorporated areas in San Mateo County can pick up sandbags in various areas including Pescadero High, Princeton County Corporation Yard and others. See below:

Although a break in the rain is possible late morning, more is expected in the afternoon and could contribute to more flooding around the creek, forecasters said.

Several streams and creeks in the North Bay are also rising significantly, including Napa Creek, Corte Madera Creek and Santa Rosa Creek, the weather service said on social media.

The Santa Rosa Fire Department tweeted a flood watch was in effect until 7 p.m. in the North Bay Interior Valleys and North Bay Mountains.

Outages Reported in Bay Area Due to Storm

PG&E reports over 4,000 customers across the Bay Area are without power due to the storm.

Here's a regional breakdown on how many customers are impacted as of 5:30 p.m. Monday, according to PG&E:

  • San Francisco: 172 customers
  • Peninsula: 3,445 customers
  • North Bay: 139 customers
  • East Bay: 122 customers
  • South Bay: 532 customers
  • Bay Area total: 4,410

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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