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Wet, windy storm knocks down trees, closes roads around Sonoma County

Published Tuesday February 7

Fierce winds hit 60 mph on the Golden Gate Bridge and gusts hit between 20 and 30 mph in areas…

Torrential rainfall throughout the night swamped roadways, creeks and rain gauges with more than five inches in hilltop communities like Cazadero and up to three inches elsewhere in Sonoma County, pushing the Russian River to flood Wed morning.

Fierce winds hit sixty miles per hour on the Golden Gate Bridge and gusts hit between twenty and thirty miles per hour in areas of Sonoma County, flinging tree limbs onto power lines. A towering Douglas fir crashed down onto a Sebastopol property just missing a sleeping woman inside.

Forecasts had called for more than three inches of rain in the Sonoma County hills and this storm delivered that and more since Monday.

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