The city of San Francisco received about 240 storm-related calls for service in the past 24 hours, a San Francisco Public Utilities spokeswoman said today.
The majority of the calls were for overflowing street corner catch basins, where water often collects when the drains become clogged with plastic bags or leaves, SFPUC spokeswoman Maureen Barry said.
Other calls were for localized flooding in low-lying parts of the city, but no major problems have been reported so far, Barry said. She added that the calls had been tapering off by late this morning.
The PUC’s sewage treatment plants were running at capacity during the storm and advisories have been posted at Ocean Beach, Baker Beach and near Candlestick Park warning against recreational swimming due to storm water overflow, Barry said.
The city is also offering sandbags at the Department of Public Works operations yard at 2323 Cesar Chavez Blvd., available between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Residents can call 311 for more information.