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se. it's fast and ea. compare.com saving humanity from high insurance rates. live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." the bay area is getting a serious soaking right now. you can see just how much rain is falling right now on live doppler 7 hd. >> and this is a live look outside at 101 through san rafel, where the north bay has been getting hit the hardest all day long. good afternoon. thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> and i'm larry beil. a look at the rain coming down earlier this afternoon in san francisco, really started coming down heavily around 2:30 in the afternoon. lots of umbrellas as people tried to avoid getting wet. >> it did make for a rough morning commute. this is 101 through santa rosa.
we have team coverage this afternoon. we want to begin with spencer christian with our accuweather update. spencer? >> a serious soaking as we stated earlier is what's been happening all day long. the heaviest rains through the central part of the bay area. most of the day, the heaviest rain has been up in the north bay. now it's shifting eastward, walnut creek and san ramone, pockets of heavy rain and larger pockets farther east towards antioch and discovery bay. right around san mateo, we're seeing a line of steady, heavy rain moving on shore, as well. let's take a look at what's happening in the north bay where the river is -- russian river, a flood warning has been issued from tomorrow night at 9:30 to monday night at 9:30 and is virtually this entire expanse of the russian river. so the rain has been heavy there and will continue to be
problematic. the next storm is catching up with the current storm, so thing also be messy. on the storm impact scale, the next storm will be a two or three. expected to produce another two to three inches of rain, so we'll have some problems with our evening commute this evening and flash flood watch remains in effect for a large expanse of the bay area into sunday. larry? >> thank you, spencer. the rain coming down heavily today in the north day. the big concern is flooding. cornell bernard joins us live with a look at what people there are doing to prepare. cornell? >> reporter: rain is tapering off just a bit. all day long it's been a steady deluge. all eyes on this, this creek which looks more like a river today, no flood danger at this point, but officials will be monitoring all weekend.
local folks just in case are getting ready. rain started thursday morning at the north bay and didn't let up for a second. water poured off highway 101. it made driving treacherous. >> we're ready for it. if it were to come. >> reporter: nancy lovely is talking about flooding. she manages a cat boarding business where high water has flooded businesses before. this is what it looked like back in 2005. nancy is ready with sandbags and this wooden flood barrier in case the nearby creek rises. >> previous flooding from years past, at least we're prepared just in case. >> our flood stage is around six feet. >> reporter: the fire department battalion chief is monitoring the creek, which is higher than four feet. flood stage is six feet. residents have been advised that more rain is coming. >> we will issue a reverse 911 notification if we believe we're
getting close to a flood warning. >> the streams are rising, but they seem like they're under control. >> reporter: that doesn't mean it's not an anxious time. >> the rain is a blessing, we need it. maybe not so much all at once. >> this is el nino coming back. >> reporter: chelsea works at body time where sandbags are standing by out front. she knows what to do if flooding ever happens. this barrier goes across the door. >> just sit and wait and hope for the best. grateful for the rain but hoping it doesn't flood. >> reporter: cornell bernard, "abc7 news." there are three school closures for tomorrow in sonoma county. guerneville school, harmony elementary and occidental will be closed tomorrow. >> check out this mudslide from forestville. you can see the mud and trees came down along summer home park road and that blocked traffic
there. the rain was too much for this awning after a kmart that collapsed around 7:30 this morning. >> this is an older building, and with older buildings, you can have dry rot going on, weakening the structure, and when a store comes in, it shows the weakness. >> employees say the canopy section over the walkway was already starting to sag. they built a fence around it so no one would walk underneath it. with so much heavy rain in the forecast, san francisco is taking a new approach to prevent flood damage. >> kristen sze is here with a new type of flood barrier put up in a neighborhood previously overrun by water. >> reporter: the city is so concerned about flash floods, it tweeted out this morning about seeking higher ground in the event of flooding.
cornell bernard tweeted about it sunday, when they first tried these out. they put them away and today they're back. you can't miss these red and white plastic barriers lining businesses and homes along two blocks of the mission, near 17th and fulsome streets. they're called flood stops filled with recycled water. it aims to protect low lying areas when sewers and storm drains overflow. >> they come apart, so we'll have them set up on site to help with that. it's just during those periods of intense water we'll make that watertight seal. >> reporter: a resident took this picture a few years ago. the city spent $165,000 on these barriers. it may seem like a lot, but the city spent millions repairing flood damage in the same neighborhood. if the barriers prove successful, the city might
expend their use, like the neighborhoods around cayuga street and 15th avenue. ama? >> thank you so much, kristen. keep track of the storms where you live on the "abc7 news" app. now to some developing news out of san jose and the situation just changed. a suspect is now in custody after a standoff on jonathan avenue. >> it began when a man took his 3-year-old daughter hostage. this is sky 7 hd. after she was released just after noon. chris nguyen is on the scene and joins us live for the latest development. chris? >> reporter: this part of pine avenue here in willow glenn remains blocked off. you can see the scene behind me. police sent the day negotiating with that man all throughout the afternoon. he had been holed up inside a home on jonathan avenue, about a block away. we can tell you that the child involved has been released to safety. but the man surrendered to police just moments ago.
it was one neighbor's fatherly instinct that may have saved a family from tragedy. >> all i knew is i didn't want the baby to get hurt and i did what i had to do. >> reporter: he says his neighbor came rushing into her home, screaming that her soon-to-be ex-husband was taking off with their baby girl. >> he had a black pistol in his hand. >> reporter: then he took it one step further. >> jumped in my truck and pulled my truck behind his, so he wouldn't leave. >> reporter: erica heard the commotion. >> you realize this isn't a good situation. i need to make sure everybody is safe. >> reporter: this video from sky 7 hd shows the response from law enforcement. police and s.w.a.t. arrive within minutes and were eventually able to negotiate the little girl's release.
>> our negotiation team was able to get him to release the child. so that was a great outcome. >> reporter: flash bang grenades continued into the afternoon. those nearby couldn't believe what was happening. >> shocking to hear. and to hear there was a kid involved, it's just scary, because you don't know what's going to happen and everybody is scared for the child. >> reporter: although the child is safe, many know this could have ended differently. >> you hear about people getting shot. and he was like five feet away from me. all he had to do was lift the gun up and shoot me. >> reporter: a man without hesitation put his life on the line for one of his neighbors. >> that was chris nguyen reporting. we have more developing news out of san francisco. a jury has exonerated four police officers in the fate ral shooting of 28-year-old alex nieto killed two years ago.
>> reporter: it took the jury just a day to arrive at this verdict. now, they found there was no excessive force, which basically means that the issue of whether his civil rights were violated or not were gone. now, let's just backtrack for a little bit. the four officers were never charged with shooting and killing him, because the d.a.'s investigation proved that he pointed at them with what they believed was a gun. it turned out to be a taser. police were called to the park in the neighborhood by people who thought he had a weapon, acting erratically. when these officers were never charmed, the family brought their claims here to the federal court. the issue of wrongful death was never discussed, but the family hoped that the excessive force claim would stick. as we know now, it didn't. >> if he had gone down to the ground and not continued to point the taser at the officers, they could have stopped firing at that point.
but that's not what happened unfortunately. >> this tells you again that sfpd can shoot 59 bullets and get away with it. >> reporter: supporters say they'll continue to stand by the family and other families who have lost relatives in this manner. the family could appeal to a higher court. we don't know what their plans are, but a spokesperson said, of course understandably, they are very distraught. live in san francisco, leanne melendez, "abc7 news." >> thank you. still ahead on "abc7 news" at 4:00, new revelations today about the murder of a brisbane woman. what police learned about her and her husband, who killed himself after her body was found. plus, san francisco already raised the smoking age to 21. now california is one step closer to doing the same thing. and a battle in the
new details today in the bizarre murder case of a brisbane woman. the body of shelly titchener was found next month. >> shortly after she was identified, her husband paul killed himself. melanie woodrow has more. >> reporter: this is the search warrant for three phones, two cell phones belonging to paul titchener and one belonging to his wife, shelly. the warrant fills in several gaps in the disappearance and
death. beginning with the torso that was found here, just one week after shelly reportedly went missing. we now know the torso was sealed in a plastic bag with duct tape. two days later on tuesday, the autopsy was complete. the pathologist located a distinct tattoo on the lower back that was described as a red and blue bat with wings. there was another distinctive feature. the torso had saline breast implants. shelly's son, james, confirmed the tattoo for investigators and her husband, paul, had reported his wife had implants when he filed her missing person report. according to the warrant, shelly's extremities were cut off with a sharp tool like a knife or saw. according to those same police documents, that same night researchers returned to the area and found another bag with her leg and her purse with driver's
license. paul titchener later jumped from the bay bridge that evening. investigators have said they are continuing to investigate whether or not paul acted alone. investigators located paul titchener's two cell phones at his business. paul had given investigators shelly's cell phone previously. again, according to those new documents. investigators have said they are now working on obtaining their own cell phone search warrants to look for stored text messages, e-mails and photos. >> thank you, melanie. the dean of uc berkeley's law school resigned over accusations he sexually harassed a student. yesterday, we told you he was being sued by his assistant who said he kissed and touched her repeatedly. city college of san francisco faculty members say they'll walk off the job if they can't get a new contract.
thousands of full and part-time instructors teach at city college. they've been without a college since last july. details are now emerging about former first lady nancy reagan's funeral set for tomorrow in southern california. the private service is being held at the reagan library. today, thousands passed by her casket paying final respecting, including house speaker paul ryan. officials say ron and nancy reagan will speak at the service and so will james baker. laura anthony is in southern california for the services for mrs. reagan. watch for that live report starting tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. a new justice department filing claims the iphone used by one of the san bernardino killers likely holds evidence of the attack. the justice department wants a federal magistrate to affirm her
order last month directing apple to help the fbi access the phone used by syed farook. apple has challenged the ruling. the dispute will be resolved in court later this month. big change could be coming to california. lawmakers proposed to raise the smoking age to 21. if approved, california would be the first state after hawaii with the higher age limit and gave electronic cigarettes the same restrictions. police made no arrest after an argument turned into a brawl between five women on spirit airlines. authorities say things got out of hand when two intoxicated women refused to turn down the music coming from their boom box. police pulled the women off the plane when landed but decided not to make any arrests. >> wow.
>> a boom box? >> on a plane? i don't know. >> and there is plenty of rain. >> and more to come. serious flooding concerns across the bay. here's a live look at live doppler 7 hd. as you know, it's been a very wet day and the heavy rain continues through the central portion of the bay. around san francisco, in fact, from san rafel across the bay to oakland, to south san francisco, we're seeing these areas of heavy down fours. rainfall totals have been growing significantly in that area in the last couple of hours. we have a flash flood warning until 8:00 this evening from sonoma county down to petaluma, including a portion of highway 101. look at the north bay where we received in the last 4 hours more than 2 1/4 inches of rain in santa rosa.
here in san francisco, over 0.6 of an inch of rain. here's a view from the exploratorium camera. low, dark clouds and these are our forecast features. heavy rain tonight and friday. another rough commute expected tomorrow morning and a break tomorrow night into saturday morning. but then more rain to follow over the weekend. the approaching storm tonight and tomorrow ranks number three on the storm impact scale. we have a strong storm with an initial one to three inches of rain expected. 5:00 tomorrow morning, the morning commute will get off to a wet and windy start and it will get worst later. by 7:00 in the morning, more widespread areas of moderate to heavy rain. 9:00, it's going to be a mess across the bay area. and then we'll see this area, this large area of heavy rain break up a little bit into the afternoon and evening hours with some locally heavy showers and
then it will wind down. by 10:00 tomorrow night, we project that additional rainfall totals will reach about 2.15 inches in santa rosa. 1.3 inches in nevado. so very wet across virtually all of the bay area. speaking of wet, the russian river is expected to quest at guerneville saturday morning about three feet above flood stage. tomorrow, highs only in the upper 50s under rainy, windy conditions. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. four storms coming our way. tomorrow's storm, ranking three on the storm impact scale. weaker storm on saturday, ranking one. don't forget to spring forward to daylight saving time saturday night, sunday morning. sunday's storm, that ranks number two on the storm impact scale. and another storm one on monday.
and tuesday, wednesday, thursday, dry skies, warmer conditions. but stormy for the next few days. >> spring forward or slosh for sfwhard >> water ski forward. it is a big day for some lucky bay area teachers. the celebrities and silicon valley tech leaders granting their courtroom wishes. this is a look at the golden gate bridge. you can see the haze and fog there. the headlights are on for those cars heading into san francisco. the roads are slick. but so far no major problems.
actor seth rogan and his wife donated to schools in sonoma county. >> we're so happy to fund all the projects in sonoma county because we got married here and it has a special place in our heart. >> the reason i chose oakland is because it's so close to home. i live in the bay area and it's great to make a difference. >> facebook's cheryl sandberg will donate to 12 california counties. >> nice. this woman's small act of kindness. she went shopping when a man behind her couldn't find his wallet. she paid the bill. she'll tell us what happened.
>> he asked my first name and the t-shirt i was wearing. >> reporter: and he donated how much? >> $10,000. >> the cancer center will use the money to pay for medication and help patients who have low on cash. katie utis tweeted photo after her photo this afternoon. they're heading to the hospital right now. we wish them the best and can't wait to show you the baby pictures, maybe tonight at 11:00. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continues. presidential candidates get ready to hit the stain for another debate tomorrow. what makes this one so important? and the flooding
this is "abc7 news." taking a look at headlines. the bay area is getting another drenching today ahead of an even more powerful storm expected tomorrow. in san francisco, people broke out the umbrellas this afternoon at the height of the downpour. reporter cornell bernard took this video of rain falling on highway 101. the north bay is being hit the
hardest by the storm. wayne freedman says, residents in the area believe the storm will be problematic. wayne tweeted this photo of residents there in guerneville getting ready. he'll report live on conditions coming up at 5:00. the republican presidential contender also hit the debate tonight in florida. this is a live look at the preparations going on right no. front-runner's donald trump sip creasing along with controversy over his rallies. we're live in washington, d.c. with the latest. kenneth? >> reporter: ama, it's being called the final major gop debate of the season, as donald trump rivals try to slow him down tonight. ky report that an incident at one of his rallies has sparked a criminal investigation. debate night in the fight for florida. right now the talk is about the fight at a rally for donald trump.
cell phone video caught the moment a supporter sucker punched a protester who is being escorted out. the protester was detained. the 78-year-old trump supporter reportedly charged. the physical incident, a concern at trump events. even a reporter for a conservative news site claimed trump's campaign manager forcefully grabbed her arm tuesday night. the trump campaign called the accusation false. trump, seemingly unfazed by the clashes. >> i don't know why, but i love it. i love this. >> reporter: trump is marching towards that gop nomination. and delegates, it's winner take all in florida. and john kasich's ohio tuesday. >> he's going to lose ohio, i'm going to win ohio. >> excuse me, excuse me. >> reporter: after a fire debate, democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders spent the day crisscrossing florida. >> when we are united, there is no limit to what we can achieve. >> if we are going to change
this nation, we have got to do it together. >> reporter: sanders rallied thousands of young supporters at the university of florida this morning. he's hoping for a repeat performance and upset like he got in michigan on tuesday. tomorrow, the republicans will be back on the trail in full force after tonight's debate. larry and ama? >> kenneth, what can we expect from tonight's debate? >> reporter: we can expect they'll come out swinging, especially john kasich and marco rubio. because their states of ohio and florida are must-wins. also, a lot has happened since the last gop debate. the violence at trump rallies, also saying "he believes that islam hates us." expect those issues to be addressed tonight to trump, and also we just learned that ben carson, who dropped out of the race more than a week ago, has decided he will endorse trump.
>> all right, thank you so much, kenneth. the chairman of the senate judiciary committee reaffirmed his vow not to hold confirmation hearings on any supreme court nominees offered by president obama. republican charles grassley says efforts to pressure him to hold hearings are futile. but senator lindsey graham says hearings should be held because if republicans don't win the white house, a nominee from hillary clinton would be worse than anyone that mr. obama puts forward. >> she's going to pick somebody more liberal than president obama will send over and i'm going to vote for that person if i think they're qualified. >> president obama is expected to announce his nominee next week. a state dinner honoring canada's prime minister is getting under way at the white house. he received a warm welcome when
he arrived earlier today from president obama and the first lady. it's his first official visit to the u.s. since his election in november. both say they hope the visit will enhance close ties that the countries share. >> the president and i share a common goal. we want a clean growth economy that continues to provide good jobs and great opportunities for all of our citizens. and i'm confident that by working together, we'll get there sooner than we think. >> tonight's state dinner is the first for a canadian prime minister in nearly two decades. the search is under way for two gunman in pennsylvania. five people including a pregnant woman, were shot and killed. the death of an 8-month-old fetus has also been ruled a homicide. the attack was calculated and planned, and one of the shooters used a handgun to steer the victims towards a porch where a
second victim was waiting and pulled out an assault rifle and shot them in the head. flooding has killed three people in louisiana. 3500 homes have been evacuated and two men died when their cars were swept off the roadway and a 6-year-old girl was killed in a vehicle accident. in texas, firefighters used an aerial ladder to reach a family home trapped. heavy rains have triggered flooding from oklahoma to tennessee. still to come, this is a probably caught on camera and the unexpected lucky break for the victim. >> i'm spencer christian. looking at the bay, low clouds and rain continuing across the bay area. i'll show you how long it will last in my forecast in a moment. let's check your traffic
senate will take up the nomination. last year, it was put on hold to protest efforts to close a detention facility at guantanamo bay in cuba. a cab driver in pennsylvania has a strong reason to dispute the old saying, there's never a cop around when you need one. you're about to see why. first, you can see a robber pointing a gun at a cab driver in redding, pennsylvania. he demanded the driver's money and cell phone. the dash cam captured what happened next. a deputy sheriff approached the cab because it was stopped at a green light. our abc reporter spoke with the cab driver and the deputy. >> reporter: what are the odds that while you're going through this there's an officer behind you? >> this is my guardian angel. he appeared. >> if that's how he feels, that's great. we're out there every day, just trying to help out. >> turns out he didn't have much cash on him because he just started his shift.
>> talk about scary. very fortunate there. >> spencer christian is here with all of the rain. >> it's a mess. this amp fternoon is going to b terrible commute. widespread heavy rain throughout the bay area. down to the peninsula, and it will continue for a while. a steady flow of moderate to heavy rain through the central part of the bay area and the north bay. and we still have flash flood warning in effect from this area of sonoma county down to pat luma. -- petaluma. the next storm will come in tonight and tomorrow. it ranks three on our storm impact scale. it will bring additional one to three inches of rainfall. we now have among our other flooding concerns, concern about
flooding on the napa river, which is expected to crest about half a foot above flood stage tomorrow afternoon. rain chances over the weekend, 100% chance tomorrow, 60% chance on saturday, 100% on sunday, 30% on monday. and dry out tuesday, wednesday, and thursday. but sloshly and sloppy for several days. still ahead on "abc7 news" at 4:00, the secrets to online dating. the one thing that women can do to be more successful at finding love. i'm michael finney. the irs has $1 billion up for grabs. who they're looking for people are taking charge of their type 2 diabetes
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fremont, palo alto, north bay, and all the bay area, this is "abc7 news." hogging seats on b.a.r.t. may soon get you in trouble. the b.a.r.t. director wants to make it illegal for drivers to take up more than a single seat when it would prevent others for sitting down. violators would be fined $100 for a first offense. >> i basically think it's a good idea. i think the problem obviously is going to be enforcement.
once you pass a law like that, you have to enforce it. if they don't enforce it, it's useless. >> this proposal would only be enforced on packed trains and people whose size and medical conditions that requires them to occupy more than one space would be exempt. what are your thoughts? send them to us. new research from one of the largest online dating sites says women who reach out first have a better chance of success. abbey boudreau breaks down the data. >> reporter: mustering up the courage to send that first message. online dread. like in the movie "two night stand." now the popular dating app okay cupid says it took a look at data and found women on that site who initiate conversations
online are 2 1/2 times more likely to get a response than men who make the first move. not only that, the responses will be from more desirable men. do you ever make the first move? >> no. >> reporter: no? what about you guys? >> sometimes. >> reporter: in the unscientific analysis, the report says that women initiated contact led to more conversation. >> when women are proactive, it's a big win. if women actually speak up, they have so much to gain. >> reporter: the unspoken expectation that men should spark the conversation is starting to seem a little dated. >> it's very old fashioned, the man asks the woman out. >> reporter: while she still wants the man to make the first move -- >> i want him to be like, i want you. >> reporter: not so for ashley. >> i think it's empowering to know that the success rate for women is higher if they make the first move.
the irs has nearly $1 billion that it's trying to give back to taxpayers. about 1 million people have money coming but just four weeking left to claim it. >> i gave them your two names. this does give new meaning to the term "found money." so who is entitled? about a million taxpayers that never filed returns in 2012. the irs gives you three years to claim your refund. if you don't do it, the money stays with the government. about a million taxpayers who didn't file in 2012 were entitled to money back. they have until april 18 to claim that refund by filing a return. the median amount is $718. in california alone, about 100,000 taxpayers are entitled to some of that money. the federal communications commission is taking action to protect your online privacy. a proposed regulation would
prevent internet providers from sharing your personal data. the companies would be required to get your permission before handing out private information. the restrictions would not apply to google, facebook, or twitter, which are not regulated by the fcc. not surprisingly, internet companies oppose the rules, saying they should not have restrictions than google. the company that owns the men's warehouse is shutting down hundreds of location. but none of them is a men's warehouse store. tailored brands will close 250 stores, but 714 men's warehouse locations will remain open. closures include 90 joseph a. banks stores. george zimmer founded men's warehouse in 1973 and made it famous with his "i guaranty it" slogan. zimmer no longer runs the company. san francisco's st.
patrick's day parade takes place this saturday. i'll be there to anchor our overage of the parade. that's this saturday at noon on air at abc7news.com and on our news app. >> should be fun. >> thank you, michael. in health news, plastic surgery has reached a new record. >> and is cactus water the new coconut water? >> america's growing obsession with beauty is seeing plastic surgery sore. procedures were up 20% last year versus 2014. liposuction is the most common procedure. move over, coconut water, there's a new designer of fans of hydration. cactus water. studies show it has antioxidants and can strengthen a person's immune system. a child's birthday,
preschool and school age children born in august had an increased risk of being diagnosed with adhd. previous research in the united states has also shown that age within a grade can make a difference in a diagnosis. and an artificial pancreas is aimed at diabetes. the new breed of connected insulin pumps and smartphone apps is hitting the market. from the nasdaq, i'm jane king. a lot of californians don't exercise enough. and our diets apparently could be debtor. a ucla study says that all points to life threatening diabetes for more than half of californians.
33% of young adults between 18 and 39 are considered prediabetic. sugary sodas are said to be one of the biggest culprits for gaining weight and edging into diabetes. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continues. up next, a grisly discover at a zoo. a missing koala that was attacked by another animal. but the attacker didn't live within the zoo walls. now kristen is here with a look at what's coming up on "abc7 news" at 5:00. coming up, a police chase turns into a demolition derby on the peninsula. we'll show you ma happened. michael finney joins us with tips for first time home buyers. and an effort to find out what your cat is really saying. those stories and more at 5:00.
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here's a look at what's coming up in primetime on abc 7. city officials in los angeles are considering evicting a mountain lioness known to roam griffith park after the mauling of a koala. >> reporter: kawani the koala, an adorable 14-year-old that's called the los angeles zoo home for 14 years. but zoo workers say she had a tendency to move down at night and walk around.
and that is where this guy comes in. >> he was coming and going, and we don't know how he's doing that. >> reporter: he's talking about p-22, the famed mountain lion. when the koala's mauled body was found, zoo workers found this on cameras, a still photo of p-22 who is now considered the culprit of this attack. >> he was in the zoo the night of the attack. there's just strong circumstantial evidence. >> reporter: but hold on, that proof may not be enough to convict. >> a bobcat could have done this or another carnivore. >> reporter: kate is a spokesperson for the national park service, who has been tracking p-22. she says that g.p.s. does not link p-22 to the koala's death. >> he was in the area, but our points are separated by two
hours. so we can't say for sure. >> reporter: but the thought of a mountain lion in l.a.'s biggest park is unsettling for some. and it may be time to move the lion out of the park. >> let's look out for his best interest and if that means that in the future we think about relocating him, i think we should consider that. i think it's time. >> reporter: the zoo director says they're trying to figure out ways to keep p-22 out of the zoo. the current fence is nine feet tall, but it probably needs to be about 15 feet. rob hayes, "abc7 news." thanks for joining us for "abc7 news" at 4:00. i'm larry beil. "abc7 news" at 5:00 begins right now with ama and kristen. flooded lo eed roadways andn
streams. >> today's rain is prompting rescues and voluntary evacuations. >> we're not take anything chances. also tonight, a neighborhood under siege. we're live where a police standoff has ended. california's war on vaping and smoking reaches critical mass. but there's one exception in the fight. >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." >> >> steady rain underscores this problem in the north bay. a significant mudslide hit summer home park road in forestville along the russian river. >> firefighters had to rescue two people when their cars stalled on a flooded road. >> bodega bay affected the water rescue.
>> crews closed the road after the rescue. authorities say cars should never be driven through more than six inches of water. an awning at a kmart store gave way. authorities believe the weight of the rain along with dry rot compromised the structure. this storm brought heavy rain this morning. the highway patrol tweeted out these pictures. i'm ama daetz in for dan ashley. >> and sandhya patel has more. >> the storm is pounding the bay area. a small stream flood advisory has been just issued. that advisory up until 8:30 p.m. moderate to heavy rain coming in, causing low lying flooding. the heaviest rain is easing up, but we still have flash flood warnings in effect for sonoma
county until 8:00 p.m. tonight. the rain will continue and on saturated ground, you'll continue to see concern. a batch of heavy rain indicated by oranges there up to the east bay. taking it into the street level radar, daley city, san bruno, seeing heavy rain in the east bay. alameda, oakland, and also inland around concord, pittsburgh area, it is just pouring. lighter rain in the south bay. san jose, cupertino, this storm tonight through tomorrow is a three. it's a strong storm. additional one to three inches of rain expected. flooding will continue. we've been ranking the storms one to five, one is light, five is severe. flash flood watch up until 6:00 p.m. sunday night. creeks and streams will see the potential of flooding.