Powerful wind topples trees, keeps Bay Area rescue officials busy

SAUSALITO, Calif. (KGO) -- Strong wind across the Bay Area kept the U.S. Coast Guard and emergency officials busy.

The wind and high waves caused a boat in Sausalito's Richardson marina to flip on its side.

Water rushed onto the vessel as rescue workers kept busy pulling boaters from the choppy water.

"We rescued multiple people and addressed many vessels that were adrift, bringing people to safety," said South Marin Fire District Battalion Chief Mike Martinez.

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In the Berkey Marina, a similar story unfolded as the U.S. Coast Guard rescued two stranded boaters after the wind pushed their boat up against pier pilings.

In Vallejo, high winds snapped off power and cable lines blocking the streets.

it was a close call along Caltrain tracks in Atherton where a fallen tree caused delays as workers had to clear branches covering two tracks. The train managed to stop in time avoiding any further danger.

In Sausalito, word traveled fast about all the damage.

"I am just getting home but if it really did hit a few boats. That could be some damage and some expensive damage.

Strong winds were expected to continue through Sunday.
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