Berkeley’s decision to evacuate the marina followed the data, a state expert told Berkeleyside: “That’s a good thing. Especially in this particular event.”
The odds of a worst-case tsunami hitting Berkeley in the next 50 years are 1 in 20, experts say. Such an event could cause flooding up to a 10- to 15-foot elevation.
Because they are so rare, it’s hard to predict how much damage a tsunami might cause in Berkeley. But it can be significant.
Downed trees and fallen traffic signals prompted police to warn people away from a few North Berkeley neighborhoods in the middle of the night.
The order came after an underwater volcano erupted near Tonga.
Berkeley has recorded 3.75-4.4 inches of rain since the storm began Sunday, with the highest totals in the hills.
This month’s rains helped tamper down fire danger, but experts say the East Bay is not out of the woods yet.
Gauges near Ohlone and Strawberry Creek parks also totaled over 7 inches, taking into account rain that fell Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
The storm is expected to continue through Sunday evening into Monday.
The rain won’t alleviate the state drought in the long term, but it could improve conditions this year.
When Gary and I moved from Ithaca, New York, back to the Bay Area in 1990 and looked for a house, the threat of fire never crossed my mind.
A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Berkeley and the East Bay hills due to gusty offshore winds and dry conditions.