California storm: Flooding closes multiple Stockton streets; schools – Stockton Record

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Sunday’s rains brought between four and five inches of rainfall Sunday and early Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Areas north of San Joaquin Delta College saw a total of four to five inches of rain between 5 a.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday. Between three to four inches of rain fell in areas west and south Stockton as well as downtown.
The Stockton Police Department has received 324 storm-related calls within the past 24 hours, mostly regarding street flooding, said Stockton police Officer Joseph Silva, a spokesperson for the department, said.
Stockton and San Joaquin County so far are not seeing the magnitude of power losses that the nearby Bay Area is seeing as of Monday morning. Countywide, less than 1,000 customers were without power this morning, according to Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s outage map. More than 300 of those affected customers are in Stockton, mostly in the northwest part of the city. Nearly 400,000 Bay Area residents have lost power due to the storm, with San Mateo, Santa Clara and Marin counties being the hardest hit, SF Gate is reporting.
Flooding has closed multiple Stockton streets Monday, and some Lodi Unified school campuses are closed or classes delayed as a massive storm pounds the state.
According to city officials, the following roadways are closed as of this morning:
“Do not drive through flooded streets, intersections and underpasses,” the city said in a statement posted online. To report local street flooding, call (209) 937-8341.
Lodi Unified officials announced the closure of Vinewood Elementary due to significant flooding on Tokay Street and certain parts of the school campus. At Henderson, Independence and Valley Robotics Academy, school is delayed by two hours for all students. Independence School students should prepare for asychronous instruction for periods 1 and 2; district officials say to check your teachers’ Google Classroom for more information.
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“We are working with Lodi City Hall to address the flooding. Parents/guardians, please look for communication from your child’s teacher regarding homework that your child needs to complete today from home,” the district said. All other Lodi Unified schools remain open as of early Monday morning.
There were widespread power outages in Northern California, with Pacific Gas & Electric reporting Sunday evening that about 130,000 customers did not have electricity, though the utility said power had been restored to about 250,000 customers.
Flooding was reported across the San Francisco Bay Area, closing streets in Berkeley, inundating Oakland’s Bay Bridge toll plaza and overflowing rivers in Napa and Sonoma counties.
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“It’s been a memorable past 24 hours for the Bay Area as the long talked-about atmospheric river rolled through the region,” the local weather office said. “We literally have gone from fire/drought conditions to flooding in one storm cycle.”
The weather service called preliminary rainfall totals “staggering,” including 11 inches (27.9 centimeters) at the base of Marin County’s Mount Tamalpais and and 4.02 inches (10.2 centimeters) in downtown San Francisco.
“It looks like yesterday was the 4th wettest day ever for downtown SF where records go back to the Gold Rush years,” the weather service said.

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