Bay Area’s Super Soaker in Pictures

It's a messy and dangerous day to be in the Bay Area, as the first storm of the season soaks and blows through the region.

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Alex Matthews
A pedestrian wears a plastic bag on his head during Tuesday's rain storm. The San Francisco Bay Area was hit with heavy rains and high winds as the first major storm of the year passed through.
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Alex Matthews
A pedestrian jumps over standing water during Tuesday's storm. The San Francisco Bay Area was hit with heavy rains and high winds as the first major storm of the year passed through.
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Alex Matthews
Heavy rain and strong wind knocked part of a tree onto a Toyota Prius in San Anselmo.
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Alex Matthews
The tree came down in the car as it waited at a stop light in downtown San Anselmo.
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Alex Matthews
The streets in San Anselmo were already filling up quickly -- well before noon.
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Alex Matthews
As bad as it looks, nobody was hurt when the tree crashed down onto the car.
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NBC Bay Area
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NBC Bay Area
The fallen tree was in the way but only hit one car.
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NBC Bay Area
Oddly enough, the Prius bears the license plate with a curiously-fitting name: "TREEDOM"
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Dallas Area Rapid Transit
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Getty Images
It's a good day to be a duck in San Anselmo
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U.S. Coast Guard
A pedestrian struggles with his umbrella as winds gust during Tuesday's storm.
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Jodi Hernandez
This is a picture of a flooded street in Antioch. You are looking at O and 10th.
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JP Photography
Driving down O street in Antioch is not advised.
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WRAL/NBC News
You can bet there were some wet floors along this street tonight.
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Mark Grissom
NBCbayarea.com user Mark Grissom snapped these pictures of a utility pole that fell into the Muni lines at at the corner of Haight and Broderick in San Francisco.
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Massachusetts State Police
Crews shut down the Muni line as they worked to remove the utility pole.
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WRAL/NBC News
The situation had the potential for disaster but nobody was hurt. Check out the melted mess that used to be signs.
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Mark Grissom
Mark tells us nobody was hurt during the crazy scene.
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Mark Grissom
Police and emergency workers study the situation, deciding the safest approach to resolve it.
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Getty Images
San Francisco firefighters cut up a tree that fell onto Potrero Avenue Tuesday in San Francisco.
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Southern Counties News
The storm sent a tree down in Oakland, almost right on top of a home on Douglas Avenue.
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EFE
Nobody was hurt but the tree broke a window.
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Jodi Hernandez
"It sounded like an earthquake" when the tree fell, one resident said.
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necn
Oakland residents used sand bags to help keep the water from seeping into their homes.
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Brian X. McCrone/NBC10
San Francisco firefighters moves a piece of a tree that fell onto Potrero Avenue on Tuesday.
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Jason Myers
NBCbayarea.com user Jason Myers took these pictures of the flood outside his Richmond house.
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Jason Myers
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Jason Myers
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Jason Myers
The Richmond street where Jason Myers lives could easily pass for a shallow canal after the super soaker.
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Jason Myers
The rain is expected to continue into Tuesday evening.
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