In response to a lawsuit, Berkeley, Oakland, EBMUD and others agreed to rehab wastewater systems so less sewage lands in the bay. Tested by heavy rains and pipe-clogging pandemic wipes, leaks continue but work is on track.
Tag: 2023 winter storms
How much damage did this winter’s atmospheric rivers do to Oakland’s roads?
It’s been a season of washed out roads, toppled trees, and landslides. A new city report assesses the destruction.
Man’s death highlights danger of extreme weather for Oakland’s unhoused residents
On even the most rainy nights, there are homeless shelter beds available. Why do they go empty?
Caltrans prepares for potential flooding of Oakland highways
Failed pumps along I-580 in East Oakland last week showed how local freeways are vulnerable to heavy rains.
Strong winds, heavy rain expected in East Bay Monday night
A flood watch and high wind warning are in effect through Wednesday morning, with 1.3 inches of rain forecast.
Yet another big storm hitting Oakland this week
Here’s how to prepare for the up to two inches of rain expected Thursday through Sunday, and an additional downpour the following week.
EBMUD ends drought surcharge as storms refill reservoirs
Conservation by East Bay residents played a role in alleviating the water shortage, according to EBMUD.
As Oakland braces for winter storms, ransomware attack has partially downed 311 system
The city’s call center for non-emergency services, OAK311, is experiencing an outage.
Snow in the East Bay hills?
Elevations above 1,500 feet could get up to a few inches of snow — or maybe just a dusting.
City will pay up to $2 million for hotels to house East Oakland flood victims
Displaced Coliseum Connection renters said they’re “appalled” by the lack of assistance they’ve gotten.
Bay Area residents can get money to pay for recent storm damage. Here’s how
FEMA will open disaster recovery centers in Oakland and Dublin on Feb. 10 for Alameda County residents to apply for storm funds in person.
Their East Oakland homes flooded a month ago. They still can’t return
The Coliseum Connections landlord hasn’t filed for permits to begin necessary electrical repairs, the city said.
Alvarado Road neighbors have long lived with threat of mudslides ‘hanging over our heads’
A mudslide last week in the Claremont Hills on the Berkeley-Oakland border is the second collapse in the area since 2006. Who’s responsible for shoring up the hill?
14 residents evacuated from mudslides in Berkeley-Oakland Hills
Seven homes in the area of The Spiral at Middlefield Road have been evacuated, and one home has been red-tagged. Other mudslides closed roads on the Clark Kerr campus and in the Claremont Hills.
Alameda County will distribute 500 tents to homeless people impacted by the storm
Grassroots groups are also collecting items for people whose belongings have been soaked and damaged in this dangerous weather in Oakland.
Reservoirs serving Oakland, Berkeley are filling up after consistent rain
“We have been waiting for a wet season like this for years,” a water official said, but is it enough to end the drought?
Update: Which Oakland parks are open?
Bay shoreline and delta parks have reopened, but some East Bay Regional Parks remain off limits to the public.
East Oakland tenants can’t return to flooded building for another week or more
City inspectors are determining the extent of the damage at Coliseum Connections. Last week, tenants held an emotional meeting with officials.
Photos: Rains bring East Bay creeks to life
Wednesday and Thursday’s heavy rains turned the area’s rivulets into rushing waterways.
‘This is going to keep us busy’: Downed trees mean a surge of work for East Bay arborists
Deferred maintenance and trees weakened by drought fell across Oakland in the storm.