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Albany Police Flooded with Weekend Storm Calls

Albany police received calls for 22 weather-related incidents on Sunday.

Albany Police Flooded with Weekend Storm Calls

The Albany Police Department was bombarded with calls of flooded homes and traffic hazards due to weekend rainy weather.

Albany police received calls for 22 separate weather-related incidents on Sunday, the last day of last week’s storms.

Calls started pouring in during the morning hours, when the second lane of Marin at San Pablo Avenue was shut down due to flooding. The railroad tracks near Gilman Street were reported flooded and a creek near Kains Avenue was overflowing.

Most of the calls were for flooding in basements and streets as well as backed up storm drains, which police generally forwarded to public works.

Albany police also assisted El Cerrito law enforcement at around 11 a.m. for a tree falling on someone’s house.

Only a handful of storm-related calls happened between Wednesday, when the storm began and Sunday, when it ended. Some of those calls included fallen trees and branches on San Pablo on late Thursday afternoon.

More rain is expected in Albany this week, with a 50 percent chance of rain returning Tuesday, and an 80 percent chance for Wednesday.

Albany residents can get up to 10 sandbags from the Albany Fire Department. Residents must bring a photo ID in order to receive the bags, which can be filled at the Ocean View Park parking lot. Residents are required to bring their own shovels to load the bags.

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