Heavy Rain Causes Local Flooding and Power Outages
Flooding Near Garden Valley Johntown Creek.
Many areas are experiencing flooding on Sunday as the third in a series of storms continues to pummel the region. With rivers and streams already running high, the National Weather Service has issued flood warnings. PG&E reported significant outages in El Dorado Hills, Camino, Placerville and many other areas.
From National Weather Service forecaster Brooke Bingaman:
Motorists definitely need to be extra cautious this weekend. A U.S. study on flood fatalities in 2011 showed that most flood deaths (63 percent) are due to people driving near or through flooded areas. Do not cross flooded roads, as it only takes 1 to 2 feet of moving water to wash away a car or SUV.
Beach at Hennington Park in Lotus-Coloma disappears as waters rise on the American River.