Strong storm nearly causes San Anselmo Creek to overflow

SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (KGO) -- Bay Area residents may be waking up to damage after a strong storm blew through the area Thursday. In San Anselmo, a tree came crashing into a house.

The area was really hit hard. People were forced from their homes as a creek nearly overflowed.

There was a lot of damage done after a tree came down onto a home on Tamalpias Avenue. A PG&E crew is working to restore the power.

RELATED: Mudslides threaten roads in Santa Cruz Mountains

This happened at 10 p.m. Thursday. No injuries were reported.

There was so much rain in San Anselmo that downtown had to evacuate because the San Anselmo Creek was rising - it was at 12 feet, 1 foot from jumping its banks.

"It was a very close call. We're all very relieved that the rain stopped just in the nick of time," one resident said.

Video from the Ross Valley Fire Department's web cam shows just how fast the creek rose. First it was calm, and then it was raging water in a matter of hours.

It was only a close call. It spared downtown and residents were allowed back in Thursday night.

Click here to download the ABC7 News App to get your weather forecast on the go. And make sure you enable push alerts for immediate notifications and severe weather alerts.
Click here to track the storm with Live Doppler 7.
Copyright © 2021 KGO-TV. All Rights Reserved.