Flood Safety Information For Wildfire Survivors, Sacramento Residents

From ABC10 Connect – Wednesday’s forecast of rain might bring some much-needed relief to fire-swept areas of California, but it also raises concerns of flooding for both wildfire victims and residents in and around Sacramento. Areas ravaged by wildfires are vulnerable to flooding and dangerous mudslides. Without trees, plants, and brush which help soak up water, rainwater slides off slick, ash-covered soil. This water then rushes down hillsides, capturing anything in its path. Walls of moving water and debris can sweep away an entire house. (more)

Storms in forecast result in flash flood watch, special weather statement – http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php/news/58873-winter-weather-forecast-results-in-flash-flood-watch-special-weather-statement