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Floodwater Inundates Streets of Oakland as Bay Area Gets More Than an Inch of Rain

Floodwater inundated streets in Oakland, California, as torrential rain battered the Bay Area on Wednesday, January 4.

More than an inch of rain fell in the region from January 4 to 5, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

The NWS issued a flood watch in the area until January 5, as a “potent atmospheric river” impacted the region.

Footage captured by Hex Kekoa Patty shows rain continuing to fall on a residential street at 10:12 pm on Wednesday in south-central Oakland.

Local news reported that streets in Oakland were closed due to downed trees and mudslides caused by the storm. The City of Oakland said an additional emergency shelter had been set up in preparation for the storm. Credit: Hex Kekoa Patty via Storyful

Video transcript

[WATER RUSHING]

HEX KEKOA PATTY: Look at this river. Sheesh! That's me over there. That's insane. You [INAUDIBLE]. All right.

Look at this river. Sheesh! That's me over there. That's insane. You [INAUDIBLE]. All right.

Look at this river. Sheesh! That's me over there. That's insane. You [INAUDIBLE]. All right.

Look at this river. Sheesh! That's me over there. That's insane. You [INAUDIBLE]. All right.