Forecasters tell Northern Californians: Be prepared to flee!
Northern California residents were urged to prepare to evacuate as flooding was said to be possible for areas that haven’t seen flooding in many years.
The National Weather Service issued this precaution Monday morning: “Be prepared to evacuate if flooding should affect your area. Gather a 'go bag' with important items like medications and hard to replace documents. Do not forget to plan for you pets and animals. Please never drive across flooded waters and roadways, especially flowing water. Most people who are killed or injured during floods are attempting to drive through flooded waters. Turn around, don`t drown!”
High winds with gusts up to 40 mph were forecast for Monday and Tuesday.
High water conditions were forecast to continue on the lower San Joaquin River system for the next several days. Very heavy precipitation moving into the area early was expected to continue into Tuesday. Renewed rises will develop on the Cosumnes River as inflows increase with incoming storm systems, the Weather Service said.
A flood warning was in effect for urban areas and small streams until 4 p.m. Thursday in Colusa, Yolo, Sutter, Solano, Plumas, Alpine, Place, Shasta, Lassen, Amado, Tulumne, Sacramento, Lake, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, El Dorado, Calaveras, Tehama, Butte, Glenn, Sierra, Yuba and Nevada counties.
The Weather Service said an “intense Atmospheric River type storm had arrived over Northern California. “Our entire region has saturated soils and many flooded areas already. This (storm) will enhance the impact of heavy rains. Additional stress will be placed on levees, rivers, creeks and streams.”
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of the 1960's.
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