Flood Warning until Thursday afternoon

January 11, 2017 –  A flood warning for urban areas and small streams remains in effect until 2:45 pm Thursday.

Showers have decreased considerably across the interior of northern California overnight, but runoff from Tuesday’s storm will continue to work its way downstream today. Additional showers are forecast today, but rainfall amounts will be lighter.

* Peak flows on small rivers and streams across the interior of northern California have likely occurred overnight, however many areas continue to see flooding.

* Abundant rain from Tuesday’s storm will keep small rivers and streams running high, but they will gradually recede during the next day or so.

* Anyone living near a small river or stream should closely monitor and evaluate their flood risk and prepare to evacuate if flood waters threaten.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.