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Tuolumne County storm damages rise to $18.2 million

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Tuolumne County officials are hopeful that the county will still be added to a federal disaster declaration for California’s recent severe storms, with damages to local public entities now totaling more than $18 million.

Dore Bietz, coordinator of the county Office of Emergency Services, said officials from CalOES and the Federal Emergency Management Agency were in the county this week reviewing and documenting damages.

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Towering tree splits Turlock house. No one hurt, but three people displaced

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The roof and walls of a Turlock home were no match for the enormous tree that fell into it during stormy weather Monday morning, “splitting it down the middle,” as a fire department report put it.

A little before 6:40 a.m., a fire engine crew was dispatched to the report of a tree on a house in the 1500 block of Hawkeye Avenue. Firefighters found a once-towering tree lying through the middle of the house.

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Stanislaus County launches property damage reporting tool for residents hit by the storm

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You can help Stanislaus County and the state coordinate disaster relief efforts by filling out a survey to report property damage caused by flooding, mud and debris flow, according to a news release from the county Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Services Division.

The Storm Damage Survey asks you to mark on a map where the incident took place, to describe it and upload pictures and basic information about yourself. The survey is not a report for insurance claims, according to the release.

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More heavy rain is expected for Stanislaus County this weekend. When will it end?

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The Northern San Joaquin Valley was looking forward to a dry-out day Thursday before a series of storms continues this weekend.

The Modesto area was expecting a moderate amount of rain Wednesday — a residual to storms that pounded California this week.

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Storm brings rude awakening

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An estimated 413,081 people were jolted out of their sleep early Tuesday when the National Weather Service sent an alarm to Central California cell phones earning of possible tornado activity during a deluge of rain, wind, lightning and thunder.

A heavy storm cell hit Stanislaus County at around 3:43 a.m., bringing with it sheets of rain and rattling homes with lightning and thunder but quickly slipped into a the foothills to the northeast. Some residents reported losing some trees, fences and carports as casualties of the high winds.

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Sacramento schools closed Monday as another major storm hits region

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The Sacramento City Unified School District has canceled school on Monday as another major winter storm hits the region.

At least six campuses in the district were without power Sunday, district officials wrote in an email to families. District officials “do not expect that power will be restored by tomorrow morning. We have been in close contact with SMUD throughout the day and do not have a timeline for the full restoration of power.”

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Modesto gets 100-plus calls about wind-blown trees. What’s ahead with latest storm?

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The Modesto area awaited its next storm Thursday while cleaning up downed trees and other damage from the last.

The National Weather Service forecast up to half an inch of rain Thursday and up to 2 feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada watershed.

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Storm leaves flooding, fallen tree damage across Modesto area. Here’s what’s ahead

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A break on New Year’s Day from wild weather across the Modesto region is allowing flooding on roadways to subside and residents and cleanup crews to remove fallen trees and repair damage.

Flooding remained a danger in some places, though. Residents who went out to East La Loma Park to enjoy the sunny Sunday were asked to leave midafternoon because Dry Creek was flooding, police reported.

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These locations in the Sacramento area have sandbags available ahead of the weekend storm

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(KTXL) — With a flood watch being issued for much of California’s Central Valley and the Great Lake Tahoe Area due to the potential for local flooding, here are the locations where residents can receive sandbags.


Airport parking lot near General Services Administration Building in Martell

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New Melones Reservoir during the heaviest 24 hour period of the Pineapple Express that slammed California over the weekend actually dropped 571 acre feet.

Meanwhile in the same 24-hours ending at midnight Sunday Oroville Lake added 76,802 acre feet of water.

Downtown Sacramento was pelted with a record one day rainfall of 5.41 inches on Sunday but it took Manteca-Stockton Airport 72 hours ending 2 p.m. Monday to receive 3.68 inches.

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