Embarcadero floods during storm, king tides

Flooding was taking place in low-lying areas and along parts of the coast on Thursday, in the wake of king tides and a rapidly approaching rainstorm.

The San Francisco Examiner captured this photo of Pier 14 Thursday morning, seen from the Embarcadero just as the king tides were at their highest level for the day.

Thursday’s storm is expected to bring more than an inch of rain to the area, accompanied by strong winds that could reach 35 miles per hour. Meteorologists predict that the storm will peak in the afternoon, just in time for the evening commute.

San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission and Department of Public Works began preparing for the storm on Wednesday, clearing debris away from rain gutters and handing out sandbags to local residents. A “Storm Watch” crew is on alert for flooding and falling trees.

Travelers were already experiencing flight delays at SFO on Thursday morning due to the storm, and 85 flights—both incoming and outgoing—were reported canceled.

The San Francisco Examiner is collecting photos of fallen trees, flooding, high tides and other weather-related events taking place around San Francisco today. Readers can send in their photos to newstips@sfexaminer.com.

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