Tri-Valley Storm Coverage

Check here for local information on sandbag pick-up locations, safety tips and other Patch storm coverage.

Updated 11:58 a.m. Friday: The second in a series of storms hitting the Bay Area this week arrived with a vengeance in the Tri-Valley Friday morning, causing power outages, street flooding and accidents on Interstate Highway 580.

We'll update this story throughout the day with information on the latest developments in the greater Tri-Valley region.


A wind advisory is in effect until 11 a.m. and a flash flood watch is in effect through Monday morning in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Highs are expected to be in the lower 60s, with southern winds reaching up to 30 mph. Gusts are expected to be up to 45 mph this morning. Rain is likely to continue this evening, with lows in the upper 50s. Winds from the south are expected to reach up to 15 mph. Rain is expected Saturday. Highs are expected to be in the mid 60s, with winds from the south reaching up to 20 mph.

—Bay City News Service

Flood Zones

Have you seen any other parts of your town flooded? Tell us where in the comments section below.

Road Closures

A mudslide has shut down state Highway 84 just east of Fremont 
this morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

Alameda County Public Works Agency has closed one westbound (shoulder) lane on Stanley Boulevard (runs between Pleasanton and Livermore), east of the CEMEX plant, due to flooding. Crews are on site working and expect to have all lanes open by 6 p.m. Friday.

Where to pick up sand bags:


  • City of Livermore Service Center, 3500 Robertson Park Road.
  • Fire Station #6 4550 East Avenue
  • Fire Station #8 5750 Scenic Avenue

Bring shovels. You may need to fill your own bags if prefilled sandbag supply is depleted. Livermore residents only. Available 24/7. For additional information, contact 925-960-8020.


  • Public Works Agency, 4825 Gleason Drive

Sandbags available 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring ID for proof of residency. Maximum four bags per household. For more information 510-670-5500


  • Operations Center, 3333 Busch Road

Pre-filled sandbags available 24/7 in the parking lot. Pleasanton residents only. For additional information, contact 925-931-5500.

Alameda County Residents

  • Sandbags for residents are available at a variety of key locations throughout Alameda County.  For a complete list, please visit the Public Works Agency website at www.acgov.org/pwa .

San Ramon/Danville

  • San Ramon residents have three sites available to them for sandbag pickups. Visit San Ramon Patch for further details.
  • Danville residents can pick up sandbags at the Town Service Center.

Power Outages throughout the region are often listed on PG&E's Power Outage Map featured on pge.com. To go directly to the map, click here.

PG&E urges customers to report power outages by calling 800-743-5002. Any downed power lines should be reported by calling 9-1-1.

  • Power Outages in Tri-Valley

For traffic updates view Patch's commute page for live traffic updates.

For regional coverage of the storm in the East Bay click here.

Other related posts:

  • Officials in San Ramon are monitoring creek water levels.
  • Power outage impacting 130 Danville residents.
  • San Ramon's "Holidays on the Farm" event moving forward despite rain.
  • A golden retriever has been lost in the rain. Danville Patch has details.
  • Pleasanton resident faced major flooding at home Friday morning.
  • How to prepare your home for heavy rain.
  • A sig-alert was issued Friday morning after an overturned truck blocked lanes on I-580 in Livermore
  • A Friday-morning collision overturned a big rig on I-580 at I-680 in Pleasanton and spilled oil.
  • Rain May Wash Out Pleasanton's Holiday Festivities
  • Wet Weather Won't Dampen Dublin's Holiday Celebrations

How are you dealing with the weather? Tell us in the comments section below. Share your photos or videos of the storm in your area by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.

Michael Austin November 28, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Each of my two rain gauges in the back yard recorded 1.25 inches of rain at 1:00pm This is on Muirwood Drive behind Foothill High School.
Bill Turnquist November 29, 2012 at 04:14 PM
I was at the new Outlets in Livermore. The design is SO bad. The roof drains were like rushing creeks right into the walk way. They filled up the center so there was really no where to walk in places. I saw one center Kiosk with 8 or so inches of water around it so they had to close and unplug their electrical devices. The floors on the hallways to the restrooms and in the Diesel store are so smooth they are dangerous when wet. I almost slipped and fell twice even with my hiking shoes on. Best to stay away from this place on rainy days.
Rich Buckley November 30, 2012 at 08:23 PM
MODERN WEATHER SCIENCE AWARENESS & GEO-ENGINEERING DISCUSSION FORUM Here's the direct full FEMA link to Home Page for this discussion: I sense it's going to be of growing importance to develop GeoEngineering discussions on official government sites. There are some white-hats inside FEMA trying to help us foster an open public discussion. Just keep trying.---typo's and all. http://tinyurl.com/cwvwezz
Michael Austin November 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM
My two rain gauges recorded another 2.35 inches by 2:00pm today to go along with the 1.25 inches recorded yesterday,
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