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roads and highways flooded, trees toppled, and roofs collapsed. damage from that historic storm spanning the bay area from the north bay all the way down to san jose. and sadly it's not over yet. flooding expected today along the russian river. rain still coming down and will be all day long. we have live team coverage this morning. kiet do has a report on the damage in san jose. but we begin with the latest on the storm from roberta gonzales in the weather center. it is not over. we still have plenty of rain to deal with today. good morning, everybody. in fact, let's get right to it with our "eye on the storm." it's our hi-def doppler radar. at this particular time most of the rain has moved out of the bay area. but we now have the unstable air mass working its way in which means see that blob of precipitation that's gathering off the immediate coast? that will be pushing into the peninsula into the city of san francisco over the golden gate bridge and into mill valley within the next 20 to 30 minutes. we have had some dissipating showers now around portola valley. showers also exiting out of the
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vacaville area making tracks towards sacramento. we have mostly cloudy skies and in the wake of the passage of the front, much cooler temperatures. this time yesterday it was 67 degrees. right now it's 51 degrees. upper 40s in oakland. santa rosa checking in at 50 with plenty of cloud cover. bottom line is you need a jacket heading out the door this morning. in fact, maybe even a liner in the rain jacket. grab the umbrella. a few scattered showers out the door today, a chance of an isolated thunderstorm. and we do have a dry and seasonal weather forecast for the weekend? when you look at the highs today much cooler than what we have been experiencing but these are seasonal highs. 60 degrees in san francisco. that's where we should be for this time of the year. upper 40s in throughout the tri- valley. the winds will be west five to ten miles an hour. okay, here we go. dry skies saturday. increasing cloud cover on sunday. that will lead to .75" of rain on monday. and cloudy skies continue on
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tuesday through thursday. elizabeth with traffic. hey, i heard a new term today. >> what's that? >> tire-eating potholes. >> right on because there are a number of potholes now all around the bay area. potholes and flooding reports. that's what we're still dealing with, unfortunately. flooding is a big concern still in menlo park. you know, by 5:00 they had hoped to get the roadway clear but we talked to chp, we talked to caltrans, and it is still a full freeway closure between northbound and southbound 101, both directions of northbound and southbound 101 between the willow road exit and marsh. so they are actually having to detour cars off of the freeway. it is backed up to about university in the northbound lanes. so it might cost you a little bit of time if you are about to start off on your morning commute. just a reminder a little heads up if your commute takes you there. flooding also closing a stretch of westbound 37 between atherton and 101. i know they have the pumps out there working to clear the
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roadway. they are detouring cars off at that exit. consider mass transit. bart no delays. that will be a great option. caltrain is also a really good idea with a great option for folks yesterday. didn't want to drive along the peninsula. ace train 1 is temporarily being held in tracy. they are doing some track inspection due to the high winds so delays for ace train 1 unfortunately. bay bridge toll plaza looks great so far into san francisco. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. the rain did not spare anyone. in san jose the roof of a safeway came crashing down in the middle of the store as people shopped. kiet do is there live this morning and kiet, the store is a mess. >> yeah. they have cut power to the store now and brought in two security teams to guard both entrances to the store. it is dark inside there and from our vantage point it is a soggy mess inside. it had been raining for hours yesterday when the roof
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collapsed right over the produce section. it dropped heavy debris and flooded the store with several inches of water. the store was evacuated and the collapse left a 50-foot hole and cracked 75 feet of the roof. the firefighters searched the rubble for victims. >> no one was hurt. safety of personnel on the scene and the people walking by is our concern. that's why we got the whole parking lot taped off. >> reporter: firefighters used their ladder to get a closer look at the roof and check on its stability. later in the day, we will get a better read on when that store might re-open. it might take some time. one person was injured and treated at the scene but did not go to the hospital. we're live in east san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. crews had a hard time pumping water from flooded streets as record rainfall hit the east bay. in berkeley, cars were submerged in the ashby avenue railroad undercrossing. that remained flooded for hours. in the oakland hills, a house was yellow-tagged after a
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retaining wall next door broke in half and tipped over. >> all you heard was a pop and it fell apart. you heard cracking, cracking, cracking, finally heard the crash. >> the homeowners had an appointment to have an engineer check that wall today. but now it's too late. 5:05. pg&e crews working to repair scattered power outages around the bay area this morning. total number of outages now under 4,000 for the entire bay area. the most outages right now are up in the north bay. san francisco hit very hard by power outages yesterday. 85,000 customers lost power during the storm. they included more than 100 businesses on pier 39. and when the lights finally came on, the fog harbor fish house scrambled to open for dinner. >> it's really challenging. it's hard to bring people into the restaurant if you can't cook or do anything. so just the absolute waiting game. >> bart's montgomery street station was closed for hours because of the power outage. pg&e says it hired some repair crews from as far away as oregon, washington and southern
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california to assist. southern california is now experiencing the brunt of the storm. in glendora, residents spent the night stacking sandbags to help protect their homes. city officials have ordered mandatory evacuations for people living near areas damaged by wildfires. the storm is expected to trigger mud slides throughout the day. l.a. county has search-and-rescue teams k-9 units and swift-water rescue teams on standby. and we want to see your pictures from the big storm. just upload your photos and videos at, or connect with us on twitter using the #kpixtv. a hostage situation played out in fact suburbs of san diego yesterday. an amber alert was out for a husband and father accused of killing his wifer and kidnapping his four sons? >> the family was missing since last friday. they used lo/jack to find the father. he was stopped at a freeway by a s.w.a.t. team eventually. >> he was shot with one beanbag
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round nonlethal. he went down to the ground. he was immediately taken into custody. >> the four boys are safe. the mother was found dead in the trunk of another family car. congressional staffers temporarily walked off the job and put their hands up. they were showing support for the families of michael brown and eric garner. two black men were killed by white police officers. two grand juries decided not to indict the officers for the deaths. black, asian and hispanics who work for members of congress took part in the protest. 5:07 on this friday morning. flash floods rising water creating a big mess in petaluma. people trapped inside businesses even inside cars. how firefighters were able to get them all out. >> reporter: heading out the door this morning, good morning, everyone, make sure you grab that umbrella and we'll talk about the day this weekend that will feature sunshine. the full forecast is straight ahead. >> can't wait. all right. and here's a live look in milpitas where three right lanes are still blocked due to
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flooding. it's all approaching the dixon landing exit. we'll show you what it's doing to the rest of the morning commute. it's all after the break. >> closed captioning of this newscast is sponsored by: "covered california." ,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,
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forecast in just a few minu rain turned good morning, san jose! it is friday. and as you are getting ready to head on out the door, make sure
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you grab an umbrella. plan on scattered showers today and also a cooler day. it's currently 50 going up to 60. san jose looks a lot better than this yesterday. rain turned this portion of industrial drive in petaluma into a big lake yesterday. that's a roadside fire hydrant barely popping out of the floodwaters, not even an suv could get through all the water leaving people totally stranded. >> a number of the commercial businesses on the north end of town were isolated due to flooding of the roadway. we conducted extensive operations to get some of the people in the industrial area evacuated. >> about 40 people trapped near the auto mall there. the fire department used a boat, a couple of large dump trucks to get them to drier ground. the rest decided to stay put until the floodwaters finally receded. the wind and rain did a number on the coast. highway one in marin county took a beating. it's actually crumbling away in some places.
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and here is a photo from the chp in marin. the ground is just falling away near the road. mark kelly shows us more. reporter: the steady drumbeat of rain hitting marin county proved too much for highway 1. this typically scenic stretch closed at this hour. caltrans put up warning signs for drivers to beware and turn back. some listened, others did not. closed roads had drivers confused and stuck. the terrain here tricky to drive and never-ending. from muir valley to muir woods on to stinson beach, rocks, debris and water took over highway 1. highway 1 not a place you want to be in marin county this morning. >> well, that was mark kelly kind of a brief package but needless to say the roads are a mess out there. >> yeah. they are a mess. let's check the roads with elizabeth. we have been checking a lot, too. there's a lot of different
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flooding reports. even though the rain has been coming down, flooding is still a big issue, especially on stretches of 101. so it sounds like this full freeway closure is still in effect but they are just minutes away now from re- opening. but overnight flooding caused a full freeway closure both directions of 101 between willow and marsh exits. you have to detour off the freeway. it's a small closure so there's no real need to use 280. you can use middlefield as an alternate. but they are going to clear it in a few minutes. the water is out. flooding is a concern though on westbound 37 between atherton and 101. they are diverting cars off at atherton. more flooding blocks three right lanes in milpitas. it's the northbound lanes of 880 approaching dixon landing. not much delay in the area. you can see still get by in the left lanes. and wow, cars really got stuck in some big ponding on the roadway. major flooding yesterday all from south san francisco on 101 and 280 one of the worst hot spots in fact.
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there's still flooding on the road approaching grand coming into south san francisco. and there is an overturn accident now in that same area. so just a heads up. we thought they had cleared it you about it's still blocking the right lane southbound lanes of 101. that's again approaching the grand avenue exit. a few raindrops on the camera lens slick conditions heading to the bay bridge toll plaza but it actually looks okay right now if you are heading into san francisco. the nimitz freeway 880 in oakland these headlights are southbound into hayward but if you pass the oakland coliseum, oakland airport, maybe you have a flight to catch heading out of the town for the weekend everything is okay in both directions across that stretch. there was an earlier pothole on the connector from northbound 238 but they did repair that overnight. westbound 580 it actually looks a touch lighter than normal. so i know some schools are back in session. some aren't. but overall, we may just see lighter traffic. sometimes we do anyway on a friday, especially around the
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holidays. westbound 580 is clear through the livermore valley and dublin- pleasanton. bart is also a good idea for today. systemwide, no delays. it really helps a lot of commuters yesterday. so did caltrain which is on time. ace train 1, they are inspecting tracks because of high winds out of tracy so they are holding that train there temporarily. we're hearing about 10-minute delays right now. and we'll show you one more live camera, the richmond/san rafael bridge. there is still very, very quiet traffic heading into marin county. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." roberta, we're all taking a deep breath after yesterday, aren't we? did i miss it? did you talk about chains? >> oh, yeah, chains are required on 80, 50 and 88. >> okay. so we are going to have that report coming up that snow report. but first things first, let's get to the hi-def doppler radar. good morning, everyone. we still have green and yellow on the screen. in fact, it is not over. the bulk of the activity is ejecting to the east but see all that precipitation offshore
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that right there? that's going to be pushing toward the golden gate bridge towards san francisco in a matter of minutes and also lining the peninsula. we have scattered showers in the forecast today. right now we are finally clearing out. we had lots of activity right here, but that has moved out of the area and this rain shower right here, this band is moving towards the sacramento area. bottom line is, this is our powerful pacific storm. the core, the center, the head is way up here now not even well defined but this is the front. remember yesterday? i was talking about this happening with that subtropical moisture and that fetch goes all the way back to the hawaiian islands? it stalled over the bay area last night and that's why it rained all night. all this is now sagging into southern california. where they are going to get smacked with rain from los angeles to san diego. we currently have mostly cloudy skies and, boy, what a difference a day makes! yesterday at this time livermore reporting 67 degrees. right now 51. that's the cooler air mass associated with the core of the area of low pressure that's now funneling into the bay area.
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san francisco at 50. you're going to feel the difference as you head out. we still have one advisory in effect and that's for a high surf advisory until 4 p.m. tonight. meanwhile, more rain in the offing. almost a full half inch is expected in the san rafael area. and also, in santa rosa where yesterday, we got nearly 5 inches of rain. over a tenth expected in san jose over the next 24 hours. and in san francisco, by this time tomorrow morning, nearly a half inch of rain expected. meanwhile, some hit and miss scattered showers in throughout the central valley today also in mendocino. monterey, you, too will have a few scattered showers. in the high sierra we have a winter storm warning in effect still. meanwhile western plumas county has a blizzard warning in effect, expecting 3 feet of snow at the highest elevations. it's snowing with an air temperature between 31 and 34. in the high sierra the winds are gusting to 25 miles per hour. so this storm for the most part is out of here but behind it, right here, you see these
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speckles of clouds? that's a good indication we still have a lot of unstable cold air mass and as it continues to move into the bay area, that will trigger that chance of a thunderstorm activity around the bay area. okay, 50s and 60s. when you look at these numbers, much cooler than what we had been for the past two weeks. our month of december has been averaging well above normal as far as our temperatures are concerned. we're now going to see seasonal highs in the 50s and 60s. and a west wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. here's a look at your weekend. great drying out day to clean up around your house and your neighborhood. sunday increasing cloud cover. and right now, it looks like a more moderate storm will move back into the bay area on monday. perhaps as much as another inch of rain. and then chances of rain showers tuesday through thursday. but i believe we'll see yet another storm roll in here on friday, next friday and that should be it until christmastime through christmas week. so we'll have a nice drying out period. i got to tell you, folks, this really worked well for me
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yesterday. i hope you had the opportunity to download our cbs bay area weather app. you can see your local conditions, check realtime radar, just search "kpix" in the app store or google play. download the app. it's free on iphone and android. yesterday i was so impressed because as soon as we had another warning, you know, we had a flood watch and it was upgraded to a warning, my phone just went nuts. it was like i got an alert, it works! >> that's good. yesterday it was quite the mess for commuters and also homeowners too had to deal were flooding but for some people the downpour was fun. check out the san francisco family. we found them in laurel heights during the height of the storm. pretty cute rain boots, too, a good time jumping in the puddles. mom got in on the action. >> leave it to the kids but mom's having fun, as well. 5:19 now. we are keeping an "eye on the storm" around the bay area as the rain begins to taper off a bit. a live look out at san francisco, where things are
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pretty quiet this morning. and we deserve it. we have a lot more coming up on the weather right after the break. and i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, can the sharks stay hot on the ice? and the 49ers' hopes for a post- season in the nfc west title took a hit. highlights coming up. >> and jill schlesinger now has more with today's bay area jobs report. reporter: if you have always wanted to work for an organization that is guided by a larger cause or goal, then a career in the nonprofit sector may make sense for you. in fact, with 10.7 million employees, nonprofits are the third largest industry behind retail and manufacturing. according to the 2014 nonprofit employment trend survey, these organizations are hiring again. 46% of the groups plan to create positions in the year ahead. but the nonprofit secretary tore tends to rely on informal networks for identifying new
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talent. that means your best bet may be to launch a job search by researching a large local nonprofit. a good place to start in the bay area is the william and flora hewlett foundation or the david and lucille packard foundation. also, check out the "chronicle" of philanthropy. the site has a jobs page and a new to the nonprofit world section which is filled with news and expert advice so people who don't have a nonprofit background. one last tip. nonprofits are increasingly looking for employees who have business backgrounds to help them maximize profits, cut losses and remain sustainable. i'm jill schlesinger for kpix 5. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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hock d good morning, everyone. the 49ers were officially eliminated from the nfc west title race last night. if they make the post-season, going to have to be via the wild card. the cardinals still the top dog in the nfc despite losing quarterback palmer. it happened again. drew stanton went down with an injury. after that sack he left the game. we'll know more about the injured knee today. the cardinals turned to the fourth quarterback of the year, ryan lindley, who? but the pass from michael floyd got them into field goal range. canizaro kicks the field goal one of his four in the game.
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no touchdowns were scored. and arizona wins 12-6. they are in the driver's seat. stalock trying to become the first minnesota native to beat the wild. scoreless. 18 saves for stalock. tied at one in the third. jumbo joe little cross of joe pavelski who shoots and scores. the sharks win 2-1. their fifth straight victory at the tank. so they are heating up. don't forget, the seahawks and the 49ers this sunday and the raiders, can they make it two straight? they will face the kansas city chiefs. we'll have the post-game show after that one. have a safe and dry weekend, everybody. play of the day now, hockey, we have kings and senators and ottawa's bobby ryan moves up ice makes a nice little toe drag past the defender and shows great stick work and scores an incredible goal. one more look as ryan puts a move on the defender, up he goes and couple more moves and beats jonathan quick in the
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goal. kings get the win, though, 5-3. but he gets the play of the day. i'm kiet do live in san jose. we're still cleaning up the mess from yesterday's storm. the roof collapsed at this safeway. we'll have a live report coming up. ,, female announcer: sleep train's interest free for 3 event! is ending soon! get three years interest-free financing on beautyrest black, stearns & foster, serta icomfort, even tempur-pedic. plus, get free delivery, free set-up, and free removal of your old mattress, and sleep train's 100-day low price guarantee. but hurry! sleep train's interest free for 3 event is ending soon. ...guaranteed! ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. flooding... we're taking you around the bay area wita look at the mess people are dealing with y. a powerful pacific storm downed power lines and caused flash flooding. we're taking you around the bay area with a look at the mess people are dealing with today. >> good morning from the kpix 5 weather center. grab an umbrella. we'll talk about the weekend forecast straight ahead. >> we have a traffic jam now in
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menlo park due to a full freeway closure. it's all because of flooding. we'll show you the best alternates around and when it's expected to re-open. good morning, it's friday, december 12. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30. from santa rosa to san jose, this morning the bay area waking up to a lot of storm damage with toppled trees, roofs, widespread flooding. officials in marin county have debris or flooding on almost road in the county and it's not over yet. rain is still coming down for quite some time. >> we have live team coverage this morning. roberta gonzales is tracking the latest in the weather center. kiet do has a report on the damage in san jose. but we begin with anne makovec in the north bay keeping an eye on the russian river. >> the record rainfall that hit the north bay means flooding is expected today. [overlapping speakers >> reporter: the river has just hit flood stage -- [ pause ] >> reporter: yes. the russian river has just hit flood stage which is 32 feet. so we are watching it rise
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slowly here just started raining again in guerneville. i'm near downtown guerneville. take a look at some of the shots that we got yesterday when the flooding had already begun in some low-lying areas. this is something that they are used to here in guerneville. it happens once about every 10 years. last time it was this high was a couple of years ago. but, you know, it is a little early in the season. we are waiting for the river to rise further now because more water is still coming from some of the tributaries and it's ending up in the river which , and it's going to be 35 feet which is three feet above flood level by noon. that's what we're watching as our residents in guerneville. anne makovec, kpix 5. >> it is a mess up in guerneville. so they are keeping a clo ice
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on that river. >> i participated in "iron man" competition this past summer in that river. they had to cancel the switch portion because there was no water and even in best cases when i have participated in the past you have been able to stand up in portions of that river and that's not the case today with the flood stage cresting this afternoon at 1:00. it was lightly rain there with anne makovec, who has been doing an incredible job reporting on the storm. as you head out, you can't see that light rain falling in the santa rosa area occidental but it's there. it's more low-lying moisture. you can see the big blob that continues to grow off the coast of san francisco. it's poised and ready it push onshore within the next 20 minutes. we'll keep an eye on the storm. right now, cloud cover temperature-wise into the 50s. notice a difference from 24 hours ago when it was 67 degrees in livermore. we were soaked in subtropical
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moisture. it was very mild. er' going to feel the -- you're going to feel the difference out the door. you might require a light jacket or lining in the rain jacket. you will need the umbrella today. a few scattered showers in the forecast. but then we have a dry and seasonal weather forecast for your weekend. today's numbers coming down. in fact, this is really a record mild warm month. temperatures 7 to 10 degrees above normal. now we are back to the upper 50s and low 60s where we should be. scattered showers, chance of thunderstorm, west winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. saturday dry, a good clean-up day. then increasing cloud cover on sunday and up to about an inch of rain is in the forecast for monday. daily chances of rain showers on tuesday and wednesday. the big problems on the road today elizabeth? >> flooding. it's still an issue especially along 101. there's two kind of hot spots brewing. the worst right now is in menlo park. so they reopened the southbound lanes. caltrans crews have been pumping out some of the water
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in the roadway. but the northbound lanes of 101 still closed. they say for the next five to 10 minutes. then they hope to reown lanes so not too much longer. there is a backup in the area between willow and marsh where the closure is just in the northbound lanes now. you can hop off the freeway at university by the way. cut over to middlefield and then get back on the freeway to avoid the closure altogether. more flooding in south san francisco. the big problem here yesterday southbound 101 there's an overturn taxicab sound like flooding blocking the far right lanes so traffic can get by but obviously there is a delay in that area. so just a heads up if you are traveling through south san francisco maybe you got to use that route to take a flight over at sfo. no delays on bart. that's still a good idea. ace train 1 they are still holding that train in tracy. it's behind schedule now nearly 40 minutes due to high winds. they are doing some track inspections. golden gate ferries and caltrain that all looks good.
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here's a live look at the bay bridge. we have seen more commuters this morning than we saw at any point yesterday. we are finally seeing a delay in some of the cash lanes. fastrak users are still great. no delay because no metering lights. and it looks clear so far all across the span into san francisco. but beware of slick roads. that's "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. a safeway in san francisco is closed this morning and it will remain closed for some time. its roof couldn't handle all the rain and it came crashing down as people shopped. kiet do is there live with more on the damage. kiet. >> reporter: good morning. that gaping hole is so big now that they could not find a tarp big enough to put over it. so they just left it open overnight. it rained up until 3:00 this morning which means that it is a soggy mess inside. and what's remarkable to me is that despite all the debris that came raining down, no one was seriously hurt. safeway looked more like an open-air market after the roof collapse on the produce section
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just before 4 p.m. yesterday. the roof gave in after nonstop rain pounded the east san jose store for hours. the opening is 50 feet wide. it also created a 75-foot-long crash crack in the roof and turned the floors into a slushy mess. when the call came in the department ordered an evacuation and everyone inside got out safely but as a precaution, its search-and- rescue team looked for victims. no one was trapped. >> we're very lucky that no one was hurt. safety of personnel on the scene and the people walking by is our concern, that's why we have the whole parking lot taped off. >> reporter: firefighters climbed up to the roof to inspect the damage at a distance in the steady rain. structural engineers were called in to the scene to take a closer look but it's too dark and dangerous for crews to do much embassy. a person was treated on the scene for injuries but didn't go to the hospital. once the sun comes up here, we'll give a talk with management, get a better read on when they might open up the store. it will take some time. live in east san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. >> today looks a lot better for
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travelers trying to fly out of the bay area. so far nine arriving flights have been canceled at sfo. but no departures are canceled. and no flights are delayed. everything is going on as scheduled at both san jose and the oakland international airport. now, hundreds of flights of course canceled across the bay area yesterday because of the big storm. people all over the bay area lost power too. at one point yesterday 150,000 pg&e customers were all in the dark. winds were the big problem. arcing power lines up in petaluma as you can see here, that was part of the problem. here's the latest on the numbers. total number of outages is now under 4,000 for the entire bay area. most outages right now are in the north bay sharon chin says many people in san francisco were without power until late last night. >> reporter: darkness covered union square. reporter: darkness covered union square and peppered portions of brandt, kearney and geary.
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mark and stephanie lowry came from southern california. >> we brought flashlights just in case the hotel doesn't have power. so we're ready. >> reporter: pg&e crews worked to restore power at stockton and post streets. in all, 85,000 customers lost power in san francisco from downtown to lake merced. the utility says it's hired repair crews from oregon, washington and southern california. more than 100 businesses on pier 39 spent the morning without electricity. when the lights came on, the fog harbor fish house scrambled to open for dinner. >> it's really challenging to bring people into the restaurant if you can't cook or do anything. so just the waiting game. >> reporter: the outage hit the financial district hard closing bart's montgomery station for hours and paralyzing some muni electric trolleys. sharon chin, kpix 5. showers and even thunderstorms are likely over novato and marin county today. things got pretty ugly there yesterday. downtown novato and nearby neighborhoods flooded early in the morning. all schools were closed and they will remain closed today.
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some students we spoke to say the rain is getting them out of taking tests today. >> math test and spanish test. >> reporter: and so you got like four extra days to study. >> yeah. >> reporter: have you studied at all? >> no. >> a four-day weekend is all these students get. all schools in marin county are expected to re-open monday. the storm is dumping rain in los angeles, california, with mud slides a big concern. this year's wildfires have left many places vulnerable. this is video of some of the mud slides that have already prompted evacuations. l.a. could get one to two inches of rain. mountainous areas could get 6" of rain and snow. the storm will hit san diego by noon. the price of gas will keep falling the next few weeks. jill wagner of joins us now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and michelle. yeah, the price of oil keeps
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going down. it is now trading below $60 a barrel which is the lowest price in more than five years. analysts say it could go lower. now, low oil prices means good news at the gas pump. gas prices are at their lowest level in four years. and some analysts expect that they will average across the country at about $2.50 a gallon by the end of the year. investors definitely keeping an eye on oil prices today. yesterday's stock made up some of the losses from earlier this week. the dow finished 63 points higher. the nasdaq was up 24. bank of america is going to have to pay more than a million dollars to a florida couple over harassing robo calls. the couple was flooded with an estimated 700 loan collection calls after they fell behind on their mortgage payments back in 2009. a federal judge penalized the bank about $1500 for every call. so score one for the little guy there. frank and michelle?
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>> and i guess instagram is looking back on its most popular throwback thursday photos this year. tell us what that's all about. >> reporter: yeah, thursdays, that's when people post those old nostalgia photos. instagram found the most liked throwback of the year came from justin bieber. it was this photo with his dad. it has more than 1.2 million likes. and then this photo of a young michelle obama and her brother was a runner-up. i think michelle obama looks kind of the same. her face hasn't changed. so cute. >> yes. >> i know. i think justin bieber looked the same, too. he still has that babyface. i don't know. >> reporter: yeah, he does. >> he is still a kid anyway. >> reporter: innocent then. >> jill wagner of, have a great weekend. well, the city of pacifica is asking people to reduce their water use during the storm. the massive amount of rain has caused problems for the waste water treatment plant there. city officials ask people hold
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off on using water until the storm has passed. 5:41. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. more cars on the road as the rain starts to taper off. we'll have a complete report on traffic coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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forecast in just a few minu yesterday's big storm... wad good morning. as we take a look at the by bridge from the city of san francisco, yesterday was the wettest day since december 11 of 1995. today we'll have more scattered showers in the forecast. we'll have the full forecast straight ahead. yesterday's big storm washed a washington state home into the ocean yesterday. take a look at that. this is actually in washaway washington. >> hello. >> if you can believe it. the past few storm systems had eaten away at the shoreline at
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the beach and this is a third house to go over the edge this week. the blizzard warn in the sierra hasn't stopped people from going there. >> the visibility on the roads has made it hard for drivers to navigate. the snowy conditions are causing cars to spin out and that means lots of accidents. >> i didn't know it was going to be this freaking i don't know what this stuff is like snowy? i'm from arizona so i have never seen this before? first experience. cold as crap out here. i mean, we have been here for like 20 minutes. and it's already snowed over, crazy. >> you have never seen snow before? >> no, this is the first time i have ever seen snow and like touching it, it's cold as crap. [ laughter ] >> well. >> that's snow. >> there you go. [ laughter ] >> well, by the time the storm is done, there could be three feet of fresh snow in the mountains. and it's cold, by the way. >> i guess. good description. >> i think so. even bart had issues. the san bruno station was closed for two hours yesterday because of all the water on the
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floor. and the tracks. >> 5:45 on a friday. and liz, you have had a pretty slow few days, right? the. >> nothing to it. we are still getting a ton of incident reports. bart is back on time. the montgomery station is back open. now we have issues on the roads. flooding is the main concern so i'll break down the worst spots right now. if you are traveling through south san francisco once again still ponding in the roads. there was an overturn accident that still there approaching the grand exit southbound 101. 9 miles per hour there. and in menlo park, the southbound lanes have reopened but northbound 101 is still closed between willow and marsh so you will have to detour off the freeway and again, they keep saying this, this is going to re-open here any minute. but in the meantime you're still seeing a backup in that stretch. so we'll continue to keep our eye on it let you know when they re-open lanes in marin county flooding another concern, westbound 237 between atherton and 101 so you can use 37, just have to get off the
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freeway there at atherton to hop back on 101 from there. delays are light. you can't see a lot of yellow on the sensors yet. we'll let you know if that changes. milpitas issues in the right lanes of northbound 880 by dixon landing. it looks clear on 237 though. that's a live look for the silicon valley commute. the milpitas commute is okay cars just forced to use those left lanes instead. at the bay bridge, hey, looks like they just turned the metering lights on. so now we have a commute under way. we didn't see this yesterday. it is backed up through the overcrossings. looks okay though once you get on to the span. 21 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. and i'm not seeing any major delays on the incline out to treasure island. no wind advisories. the roads are still slick though. a number of spinouts we saw overnight so it's taking tow crews a while to get there because they are busy. grab your chains heading out to the sierra. 80, 50 and 88, my producer i know is working hard to give you this shot right now of
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traffic there. they are working to get their chains on their cars on 80 right now. thanks, gianna. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." let's get an update on your forecast. here's roberta. >> the visibility heading on up to the tahoe area right now limited down to about a half mile due to some areas of blowing snow where the winds are out of the west right now up to a good 20 to 30 miles per hour. air temperature at 30 to 35 degrees and yes, it's snowing in the high sierra. full forecast coming up but right now hi-def doppler look at the rain that's developing off the coast. this is all what i like to refer to as back wash, a lot of unsettled air mass with the passage of the front all of this in development stages now. it will be pushing onshore within the next full hour. now, meanwhile, we'll zero in on some of this activity here. we have pockets of pretty moderate rainfall that's still going to be moving into the bay area. this is the frontal boundary. remember yesterday at this time we were talking about this tapping into subtropical moisture and the fetch reached all the way back to the
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hawaiian islands? it stalled out yesterday. the core the area of the low pressure is way up here a lot of unsettled air masses associated with it. so today that will trigger the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm with a scattered showers. now, behind the passage of that front, a lot of cool air mass. so therefore numbers in the 50s. remember yesterday it was 67 degrees in livermore? we saw that subtropical moisture? you're going to feel the difference out the door this morning. and we still have one alert in effect it's that high surf advisory. okay, more rain today. hard to believe about .3" of rain expected in the next 24 hours in the city of san francisco. that on top of the total of yesterday of 3.40 inches of rain making it one of the top 20 wettest days in san francisco history dating back to the civil war. and nearly .3" of rain expected in the next 24 hours in san jose, as well. statewide, snow in the high
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sierra, scattered showers in the central valley. monterey bay with a lingering shower, as well. we still have that blizzard warning in effect for western plumas county. otherwise it's a winter storm warning in the high sierra. three feet of snow is expected above 7,000 and 7500 feet. it's heavy snowflakes, as well. big fat flakes! meanwhile, this is the area of low pressure the frontal boundary that's going to slap southern california from los angeles to san diego. we'll get wet today upper 50s and low 60s. these numbers are much cooler than what we have been realizing. quite seasonal for this time of the year, west wind 5 to 10 miles an hour. here's your extended forecast. once we get rid of the scattered showers today, a great clean-up day tomorrow with the abundance of sunshine. boy, really fresh conditions, blue skies. then we have increasing cloud cover on sunday. that will lead to about an inch of rain on monday, daily chances of rain showers tuesday and thursday. i'm looking ahead to next friday. i believe we'll have another
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significant storm. not of this measure. it's significant but not of this magnitude. and then i believe we'll be dry all the way through christmas. >> okay. >> so nice drying out period there. >> when was the last time you were up at tahoe and you saw this? up to go surfing? catch a wave. yeah. [ laughter ] >> the storm was big enough -- that is lake tahoe, believe it or not. >> wow! >> people were out there surfing and that's a pretty good ride there. a lot of folks doing it. they had wet suits on because that snow right there in the waters last time i checked it's freezing! i have actually body surfed up there but i have never seen people do that. that's amazing. >> i want to check the water temperature. i know outside in our bay right now it's 60. >> i think we have to take a break. we'll be right back. , folks. ,,,,,,
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good morning. we have a new traffic alert to tell you about between brisbane and south san francisco. there's a lot of flooding in the roadway, blocking several lanes of traffic. and there was an overturn accident in the backup. it's jammed for about a mile and a half. so if you are heading to sfo you may consider using 280 and 380 to get to the airport. full check of "kcbs traffic" it is all coming up. and a heads up for drivers if you plan ongoing through the
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caldecott tunnel tonight. tunnel 4 closes from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. caltrans is doing an emergency response drill on the westbound side on highway 24. cia's director is defending his agency against a blistering senate report on the treatment of terror suspects. >> they were harsh. as i said, in some instances. i considered them abhorrent. there is no way if some -- to know whether or not some information that was obtained from an individual who had been subjected at some point during his confinement, um, could have been obtained through other means. >> director john brennan agrees mistakes were made but he asserted the cia did a lot of things right in a time when there was really no easy answers. the report from senate democrats released this week details graphic techniques agents used to get information from suspects in the wake of 9/11. google is shelling out $2 million to help san francisco's
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homeless. the money is going to three organizations, the hamilton family center getting one million dollars. it's a charity that teams with the city's public schools to help homeless families. the other two organizations will receive $500,000 each. i'm kiet do live in san jose at the scene of a safeway roof collapse. we have some new information about what customers were doing right before the incident happened that saved their lives. ,,,, here's some news you may find surprising. we're for an open internet for all.
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. the monster storm is moving out of the bay area and while the rain is letting up, we'll be feeling the effects for quite some time. good morning, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 6:00 6:00 now. anne makovec is at the russian
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river which will go past flood stage. kiet do is checking out some of the worst of the damage in the south bay. but let's start with roberta to find out where the storm is headed. we now have the rain showers moving out of the bay area officially as of 3:00 this morning. but just offshore, lurking is yet another batch of rain to move into the bay area. good morning, everybody. it's our hi-def doppler radar. and it does indicate lots of green on the screen and shades of yellow right there poised in position to bounce right into the peninsula in the next 30 minutes. scattered showers throughout the morning and afternoon. it would be advisable to carry an umbrella today and also a light jacket. temperatures considerably cooler at this hour than yesterday at this time. in the 40s and 50s. remember we had all that subtropical moisture yesterday in now it's a pool of cool air that has surged into the bay area with the passage of that frontal boundary. so a jacket, umbrella, out the door. a few scattered showers throughout the day today even a chance


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