It was a doozy, and none of us will need to water our gardens or fill our swimming pools for a while. And, yes, the wind did topple a few outdoor Christmas decorations and send some tree limbs flying, but for the most part, Belmont sailed through the storm without too much serious damage.
On Sunday, city crews closed intersections at Ralston Avenue at El Camino Real and Harbor Boulevard at Old County Road for a while due to flooding but overall, Belmont withstood the wind and rain with few incidents and no reported power outages.
Here are some comments from our Facebook page:
Sean: "I was just out and the town crews are out working really hard to clear the drains and roads. I'm really grateful for their efforts in this miserable weather."
Sam: "At this time the creek that flows under 3rd ave entrance to 101 freeway in San mateo was just about to crust. First time I ever saw that in San Mateo too!"
Sherril: "Thanks for the info - good to know."
Eric: "Nature gave us a whooping and PG&E sailed along pretty darned smoothly considering -waves- of record winds and rain. Nice job folks, especially those hard working up the pole, down the hole crews. Thx-Eric"
Sue: "We watched all that water flow down the hill earlier..."
Richard: "Oh the dreadful wind and rain!"
Mary: ""Two vehicles going towards 101 were stuck in the standing water. You can see the drivers in one of the other photos on Patch out of their vehicles. In this shot they are blocked by the brave (or insert another word here) driver, driving toward the flooded area. I really could not understand why these drivers were attempting to drive through water that was higher than their wheel wells. For some perspective there was a Hummer that went through and it still reached the top of its wheel wells!"
How did your residence/neighborhood due in the storm? Tell us in the comments below.