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Photos: Bay Area Storm Damage Shown in 10 Devastating Images

Written by Sophie BearmanPublished Jan. 09, 2023 • 4:31pm
In an aerial view, a car is submerged in floodwater after heavy rain moved through the area on January 09, 2023 in Windsor, California. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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Forty cars in a San Francisco garage, flooded. A tree crashing through a woman’s home as she slept. Emergency declarations issued across Northern California. This is the state of the Bay Area as relentless storms continue, water-logging what is normally parched soil and creating dangerous conditions prone to fallen trees and flooding.

In 10 photos, here are images of the damage across the Bay Area on Jan. 9, 2023.

Comcast employee Arturo Diaz stands outside 7000 Sayre Drive, where a felled tree lays on the house after it downed power lines and knocked out the internet in Oakland on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. | Olivia Cruz Mayeda/The Standard
An aerial view shows flooded homes in Felton on Jan. 9, 2023. The San Francisco Bay Area continues to get drenched by powerful atmospheric river events that have brought high winds and flooding rains and have toppled trees, flooded roads and cut power to tens of thousands of residents. | Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images
The pier at Capitola Wharf is seen split in half from Aptos in Santa Cruz County on Jan. 9, 2023. | Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images
Co-owners of Alioto’s Garage, brothers Chris and Matt Alioto, assess the damage in their car repair and body shop at 1835 Folsom St. in San Francisco’s Mission District on Monday, Jan. 9, 2022. A clogged drain in the neighborhood caused a flood during a rainstorm on New Year’s Eve, which damaged 40+ cars, all the repair equipment and the offices of the family-owned business. | Camille Cohen/The Standard
Cars are submerged in floodwater in Windsor after heavy rain moved through Sonoma County on Jan. 9, 2023. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Drops of rain settle on a center divider in front of mural along Broadway at 19th Street in Oakland following another severe storm that brought significant rain, flooding and downed trees throughout the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. | RJ Mickelson/The Standard
Waters rise in a flooded neighborhood in Aptos on Jan. 9, 2023. | Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images
This photo shows the aftermath of the felled tree at the Hutchinson residence in the foothills of Oakland on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. In the early morning of Thursday, Jan. 5, Cindy Hutchinson woke up to what she thought was an earthquake and went back to sleep. Later, she found a tree had crashed through her roof. | Olivia Cruz Mayeda/The Standard
Parts of the intersection of Harrison and 21st streets in Oakland were flooded following another severe storm on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. | RJ Mickelson/The Standard

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