Thousands urged to flee ahead of flooding California rivers


Thousands urged to flee ahead of flooding California riversSAN FRANCISCO- Authorities urged thousands of people in Northern California to evacuate homes as rivers swollen by four days of heavy rain threatened to crest above flood level, even as another day of showers was forecast for Wednesday. Sacramento County emergency services official Mary Jo Flynn said water was expected to start spill over the levee, flooding low-lying roads and buildings with up to 1 foot of water. "We have no concerns," Lill Nichols, who with her husband runs a horse farm near the river, told the Sacramento Bee. Some 3,000 Sonoma County residents were under an evacuation advisory as the Russian River rose again under pounding rain. Walking on the bridge across the Russian River, Peterson worried about what the coming hours and days would bring.


Source:   The China Post
January 11, 2017 23:02 UTC






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