As Wednesday’s storm continues to brew, San Francisco and the Bay Area are bracing for what could be historically significant impacts brought on by extreme rain and heavy winds.
But this week’s onslaught would not be the first, nor will it likely be the last, time the Bay Area has experienced flooding, home destruction and other consequences of Mother Nature.
Archival photos from the 1930s through the 1950s show San Francisco’s residents wading through flooded streets, crowds of umbrellas and even children making the most out of rainwater at a local park.
Take a look at SF’s stormy history:
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