CA, NV assess damage

California and Nevada were assessing damages Monday after a long series of storms forced more than 300 people to evacuate.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | January 2, 2006


California and Nevada were assessing damages Monday after a long series of storms forced more than 300 people to evacuate.

Though high river levels continued, residential damage did not appear to be severe. Emergency management officials were closely monitoring many levees, but in California most county emergency operations centers were able to deactivate.

In Nevada, at least five mobile home parks in the Reno-Carson City area had to be evacuated. Nevada reported about 100 homes received some type of flood damage, but state officials said they anticipate being able to handle response without outside support.

Over the weekend, more than a dozen people were rescued from rising floodwater, and at least one death was blamed on the storms.

In California, the Sonoma County town of Guerneville was hard hit on Saturday when the Russian River crested 10 feet above flood stage. Low-lying areas of Guerneville were inundated, and local emergency management officials said they were still determining the number of homes that were damaged. At least one mobile home in Sonoma County was washed from its foundation.


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