VIDEO: Intense downpours turn SF streets, Muni stairs into rivers
In the West Postal neighborhood, at least a dozen homes flooded.
"We moved in here a couple of months ago in September and somebody had vaguely mentioned in passing that this neighborhood gets flooded but we didn't know that it was going to be this bad," said West Portal resident, Aditi Das.
The flooding was worse than what Das anticipated. The boxes in her garage were wet.
In a matter of minutes, 15th Avenue flooded. Water levels reached at least 16 inches high.
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#Storm | Be careful out there! If you’re not sure your car can make it, please turn around.— Luz Peña (@LuzPenaABC7) December 8, 2019
There are several reports of flooding around #SanFrancisco. This one is on Fillmore street. 🚘 🌧
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According to West Portal resident, Rosa Maria Gonzalez, by the time others realized how high the water was getting it was too late to react.
"Not with how fast it came and the city was great at dropping off pallets (with sandbags) at all the corners but I just think that it came too quickly for us," said Gonzalez.
Gonzalez had boxes of personal items and furniture inside her garage that after the flood, she'll have to throw away.
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Across the street from the Gonzalez family, we met the Cervantes'. They had balloons and tables set up. Cleaning was not in their plans as tonight was their son's second birthday.
"Yes, it's gone, it's destroyed. We are going to replace everything but luckily our bed didn't get wet so at least we have a bed to sleep on," said Kevin Cervantes.
Their garage flooded, and their furniture and personal belongings are now ruined.
#Storm | Instead of celebrating their son’s 2nd birthday this is what the Cervantes family is doing tonight.— Luz Peña (@LuzPenaABC7) December 8, 2019
"Luckily our bed didn't get wet so at least we have a bed to sleep on..,” said Kevin Cervantes.
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