Residents of mobile homes in the Belmont area on Tuesday faced flooding, and this was not the first time.
The mobile home park was last flooded on New Year’s Eve and Kelly Rivera’s mom was rescued by boat.
“We have lost electricity, we have water inside, and our things have gone bad. It was crazy,” Rivera said.
She said San Mateo County offered them shelter, but she couldn’t go because of her dog.
“If the water rises even more, we will have to leave and look for a hotel,” Rivera said.
In the Lader area, a tree crashed into a car, killing the driver. The man was driving along the Alpine Road near I-280 shortly before 2:00 pm.
Firefighters trying to pull the car out were nearly injured by falling branches. Instead of hitting them, they landed on an empty truck nearby.
“High winds, wet roads, wet ground – it’s a recipe for disaster with all these trees,” said CHP’s Daniel Hill. “The ground is so saturated with water that the trees just fall down.”