Flooding Still Threatens Some NorCal Communities

Multiple agencies from around the county are working to ensure the safety of communities in the Wilton and West Elk Grove areas, as water levels remain high along the Cosumnes River and Mokelumne River.

Point pleasant, a small town near Elk Grove is now the third area along the Cosumnes to be hit by flood waters.

Matt Robinson With the Sacramento County Department of Water Resources says residents in the area are being asked to seek higher ground.Tracy Hansen, Fire Chief with the Cosumnes Fire department says that since 4:00 a.m. on Thursday morning 14 people have been rescued from the area.

Three others were rescued from vehicles attempting to cross flooded roadways.Hansen says the water has not got down, but says levels do not appear to be rising.We're also getting word from The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services that a levee failure is possible on Lost Slough and residents in that area are also being asked to evacuate.The Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at the Laguna Town Hall on Renwick Avenue. The Mokelumne River at Benson's Ferry is now running at it's highest level since 1971 and The DWR is urging residents to stay up to date on river levels.

That can be done at this website.


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