Flood watch issued for North Bay, rain to continue through New Year’s Eve

29 December 2022

Following a storm that soaked the soil, revived local creeks and left some low-lying roadways submerged, Sonoma County residents can anticipate another heavy round of rain starting Thursday and potential flooding leading into the weekend, according to officials.

The National Weather Service on Wednesday evening announced a flood watch for the North Bay area that will take effect Friday and last through Saturday.

Meteorologists expect the rain to begin falling on Thursday. By Friday, it will begin a gradual increase in intensity, with the heaviest rainfall expected on Saturday in the morning.

The city of Santa Rosa has set up a sandbag station that is available only to residents. It is located at the City Municipal Services Center, 55 Stony Point Road, which is open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Proof of residency is required.

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