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Marin County opens emergency shelter as county braces for flooding


Marin County has opened its emergency shelter for homeless residents as a series of storms descends on the Bay Area.

Emergency agencies have begun passing out sandbags and warning residents in low-lying areas that more flooding could be on the way. A flood watch will be in effect from Friday evening through Saturday evening, according to the NWS.

The county got between one-third and three-fifths of an inch of rain in the 24-hour period leading up to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Nearly 4 more inches is expected to fall by Sunday.

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