Like a prehistoric dinosaur chewing up branches, The Claw was unleashed on unsuspecting plant debris in gutters that could cause flooding.
A building ban has been in place since 2008 due to a high flood risk in Natomas. President Obama signed a bill June to build up the levees that protect the city.
Guests were temporarily displaced after minor flooding in downtown Sacramento hotel last night.
Grass Valley was one of the areas that received a bunch of rain last week, and parts of a daycare center floated away when a nearby creek flooded.
In Roseville, flooding has been a problem in the past. Fortunately, this year no homes really had any significant damage.
It has been a tense couple of days for residents in Truckee. Some even had sand bags ready Saturday night and their eye on the river Sunday.
A National Weather Service hydrologist says a powerful storm is colder than expected and is bringing more snow and less rainfall than forecast, blunting the flooding danger on the Truckee River.
Residents of Northern California were hit hard early Sunday as a powerful storm drenched the area with yet another round of pounding rain and strong winds.
Employees with the Department of California Water Resources are calling this storm the region’s biggest in the last six years.
The bank of the Truckee River was moving quickly Friday night. Although it wasn’t near a flood stage, by Sunday morning, the river may rise four feet.
The second round of a wet, windy storm is moving across Northern California, bringing with it localized flooding, knocking down trees and snarling traffic on the roads.
The rain hitting the region this week has some thinking about the last big floods in the area.