Although storm damage in Alameda less than predicted so far, more winds arriving.
Even though all have battened down the hatches for this seemingly endless winter weather, the first part of the storm didn’t produce a lot of rain—only about 1/4″ total. However, during the storm, many wind gusts were 20 MPH or stronger. The highest recorded by the Alameda Post‘s mid-island weather station was 21.7 MPH on Sunday morning. The winds predicted over Sunday night are expected to be even stronger than that, so be prepared.
Here is a collection of photos (plus one video!) of the state of the City and some of the storm damage before this next blast hits us Sunday evening. These photos and videos are all from around the city including Crab Cove, Encinal boat ramp, Seaplane Lagoon, the Grand Street boat ramp, and more. Also included is a rare sighting brought on by all the rains.
As you can see the weather has not caused the catastrophic damage that was forecast for Alameda. That’s not to say there haven’t been road closures and downed trees and limbs and leaves scattered everywhere, but we were fortunate not to experience heavy damage. Even though Alameda proclaimed a state of emergency, many nearby communities were affected much more than we were, especially those in the hills and right along the Pacific coast.
If you need sandbags to prepare for the continuing rain, the City is making more available, five per household, from both the station next to City Hall West, and the lower parking lot in Washington Park.
There’s more rain forecasted for every day until next weekend. You can get the forecast and conditions from our weather page. We will continue to monitor storm conditions and storm damage in the coming days.