Monday, February 13, 2017

Redding evacuations begin as water keeps rising

With rain on the way, Redding's Fire Department is informing residents that water releases from Shasta Lake will increase by another 9,000 cfs this afternoon, to 79,000 cfs.

Residents of A-frames and houses that are part of the Park Marina Village apartments near downtown Redding have been asked by the city to evacuate. Other apartment residents have been advised to move their cars to higher ground immediately and keep an eye on the water levels, as the rising river and pond on the property may overflow the driveway.

Cox Real Estate, which manages the apartments for the McConnell Foundation, advises that the last time the water was this high in 1998, none of the apartments sustained water damage. But they don't know if water will enter the homes this time. Residents are urged to consider staying elsewhere.

Meanwhile, I'm working on a story on the ag impacts from Oroville. Check back here and at CapitalPress.com.

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