CLOSURE

The swollen river in northern California overflowed the coast, flooding the roads, home and winery. Officials say Guerneville is surrounded by water and is only accessible by boat. (February 27)
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In the fourth century, the russian river swelled to its highest level flooded its 2000 flats and turned parts of two northern California cities into "islands", forcing residents to use kayaks and canoes instead of cars.

After reaching its 45.3-foot coat of arms at Wednesday's end – about 15 meters above the flood stage – the river slowly fell on Thursday.

While hundreds of people fled their homes, about half of the 4,500 residents ignored the evacuation orders, instead of the food and drinking water, and undertook to travel.

But those who are left behind seem to be affected by the floods, as officials said they were not helped overnight.

The hardest hit are the towns of Guerneville, about 2 km from Sacramento. 80 miles west, and Monte Rio, where some water was eight meters high, prompting the National Guard to introduce kayaks.

Guerneville is officially an island – said the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.

A resident of Jeff Bridges, a hotel co-owner, says his first floor was submerged in 7 meters of water and forced him to stay on the second floor.

In Sebastopol, Mamadou Diouf, Tamarind Apparel owner of a high quality clothing store, wandering around the streets with knee-high boots to investigate the damage after the Laguna de Santa Rosa River jumped to its banks

"It's a complete loss, and our entire clothing business has disappeared," Diouf told the Santa Rosa press. “The water in my store reaches my waist and the boxes float with clothes. Soak everything in gray water.

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The weather service issued flood warnings in the Sacramento Valley, as the gentle road sections were mocking and, in some areas, the streams were on their way.

The Bay Area National Weather Service was a one-day rainfall for Santa Rosa with 5.66 inches.

In addition to the torrents of rain, the Sonoma and Plumas counties also reached a number of marshes.

The parts of Northern California that were devastated by last year's devastating fires are particularly vulnerable to flooding, said Craig Shoemaker meteorologist at the Sacramento weather service.

The Sonoma authorities were particularly concerned about the areas burned out by areas fired by the climates in the North Bay of 2017, in the areas of nearly 150,000 hectares of Sonoma and surrounding counties, and 44 people were killed.

At Bohemian HIgh, near Monte Rio, two people were rescued after they got into a nice afternoon slip.

"Well, I fell into the mud when the tree fell on top," Kear Koch said, the spherical survivor. "It happened so fast that you don't know, you know. It's like I see a picture of a tree. It's not there. It's there. You know what I mean."

In Sierra Nevada, there will be great snow, the weather service said, and "an additional 1-3 meter snow can be Friday morning."

The Shasta Mountain Ski Slope, about 185 miles north of Sacramento, was closed on Tuesday as the park officials shoveled the resort during the discard of snow over the last day.

"We didn't experience this quantity in such a short time," said the park on Facebook on Tuesday morning. "Over the last day, we got 40 inches of snow and we're waiting 20 cm today."

The snow is already buried in the northwest: rural officials from western Montana are ready to save nearly 50 snow-blown residents in Cascade County if they need help.

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Contribution: Associated Press; The (Redding, California) recording is Lightlight

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