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SF fills sandbags, trims trees in preparation for Wednesday's storm

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From city crews to business owners, people in San Francisco are preparing for the storm.

From city crews to business owners, people in San Francisco are preparing for the storm.

And many businesses on Folsom Street here have their sandbags in place. The area is prone to flooding so no one is taking any chances.

City crews have also been keeping busy. Workers with the San Francisco Department of Public Works filled sandbags and delivered them to businesses that have flooded in the past. They've also cleared storm drains and trimmed low-hanging branches that are likely to fall during the storm.

Residents, meanwhile, are being asked to do their part by sweeping their driveways and sidewalks.

"Because when the rains come, that washes into the storm drains," said Rachel Gordon of San Francisco Public Works. "If you clog the drain then you're going to have localized flooding."

The city expects to give away a couple thousand sandbags for this latest storm. Residents can pick them up at the Department of Public Works Operations Center on Cesar Chavez Street.

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