You don’t need the National Weather Service to tell you that we’re experiencing “severe weather” and “urban flooding in poor drainage areas.” Simply look out the window or venture out. Drains are overflowing, creeks are gushing and there are reports of toppling trees. Late morning Thursday nearly 11,000 PG&E customers in the Oakland-Berkeley hills lost power.

The rain is forecast to continue in Berkeley through Friday night, with a lightening up over the weekend. The sun should grace us with its presence again on President’s Day. Meanwhile, enjoy the downpours.

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A tree limb fell on Kittredge Street at Shattuck right in the spot where Ben Tucker was standing moments earlier. It mildly damaged his car. The limb is removed by crews on Feb 13. Photo: Ben Tucker
Aquatic Park on Feb. 15 after the rains. Photo: Devin Kinney

Heavy Flow @berkeleyside

— Andrew Bennett (@AndyFremder) February 13, 2019

flooding by King Pool and tennis courts

— RationalGrrl (@rgrrl) February 14, 2019

@berkeleyside Overflowing manhole, derby&mlk

— Kester Allen (@kesterallen) February 13, 2019

Strawberry Creek running high ⁦

— Karen Teitel (@kteit2140) February 13, 2019

Cordonices Creek running high out the front door. @berkeleyside

— Berkeley MMP (@MMPressBerkeley) February 13, 2019

The liberal bubble under which I happily live! Photo: Ruth Breslin

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...