Marin County residents brace for more flooding with recent storm

TIBURON, Calif. (KGO) -- Residents in Marin County barely had a chance to clean up from the last storm before Friday's rain hit.

Some residents said they were nervous about Friday's rain.

Marin Cleaners in Tiburon was one of the businesses that flooded in recent storms. The water mark on Mayra Canalas' shop window three days later, is a reminder of the damage flood waters can leave behind.

"The water was up to my ankles. It was really bad," she said. "Nineteen inches here in the front area and I had about 20 inches, 20 to 22 inches inside my office."

She's wasn't the only one to find herself wading through water. For some, the flooding was so bad it forced them to close their doors. Blinds & Designs closed up shop and shifted their orders to their San Francisco office.

With only six days before Christmas, Santa won't be picking up any goodies for the boys and girls at a Tiburon UPS store. Flood damage forced the owner to pack up, leaving only a sign behind.

Around the corner at Olympic Physical Therapy and Aquatics, Jeff Harband is working through the damage and remains open for business. He's had to replace about eight inches of drywall, and will need new carpeting and a computer all because of flood damage.

"It was about 2 or 3 inches, it was a pain to clean it up," he said.

As he and the others watch the rain coming down they're prepared. Crews are using blowers to clear away anything that may clog a drain. Sandbags sit by every door and a massive pump stands at the ready, prepared to be fired up if needed.
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