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The rain is expected to return on Wednesday evening folks. Use these days to dry out and patch up what you can before the storms come back!
I can see clearly now....
We're thrilled to welcome the rain home to the Bay Area. But that doesn't mean we have to be happy about the problems rain can bring. These resources will help you prepare your home for winter rains, stay safe during storms, and clean-up afterwards.
Some of the information used in this report comes from Ready.gov
The National Weather Service Bay Area's Facebook Page offers frequent and precise weather updates.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): a great source for weather and the science behind the weather.
Ready.gov: what to do before, during and after a flood.
American Red Cross: resources for flood preparation and recovery
Weather WizKids: Thunderstorm activities, science and a glossary for kids.
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