3:45 P.M. UPDATE: Officials are warning of possible levee failure in south Sacramento County and for people in the area to prepare to evacuate.
The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services says the Lost Slough levee could possibly fail with nearby bodies of water swollen from recent rains.
An evacuation center has been opened at Laguna Town Hall (3020 Renwick Avenue) in west Elk Grove.
Original Post: A voluntary evacuation notice has been issued for Point Pleasant residents Thursday due to flooding.
The California Highway Patrol reported flooding on Interstate 5 by Lambert Road at around 7 a.m. An evacuation center will open at 3 p.m. at Cosumnes CSD's Laguna Town Hall at 3020 Renwick Avenue in west Elk Grove.
Residents in the Point Pleasant area of Elk Grove have been advised to consider evacuation and moving to higher ground.— Cosumnes Fire Dept. (@CosumnesFire) January 12, 2017
Cosumnes Fire is assisting Sac County Sheriff and CHP in the area of Lambert Road and Franklin Blvd. due to flooding.— Cosumnes Fire Dept. (@CosumnesFire) January 12, 2017
Officials tweeted a message early Thursday that Snodgrass Slough at Lambert Road reached the 13.70 feet flood stage.
Snodgrass Slough at Lambert Rd has reached the 13.70 ft flood stage. Follow at https://t.co/et4IO3LQuK.— Sacramento Co Water (@SacCountyWater) January 12, 2017
KCRA is reporting that residents did not receive the evacuation notice before the waters started to rise about five feet in three hours.
Water creeps into garages in town near Elk Grove https://t.co/hREaBgYwny— Mike TeSelle (@KCRATeSelle) January 12, 2017
The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services also confirmed that high water levels south of Lambert Road are putting the community of Point Pleasant at risk for more flooding. Officials are advising those evacuating to head to a Courtland Fire Department station.
The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is knocking on doors and waking up residents to let them know about the flooding, according to a report from Fox 40.
The Cosumnes Fire Department urged residents to move to higher ground. The department also warns drivers to be cautious when driving through flooded areas.
Fire crews rescued 14 people since 4 a.m. No injuries were reported.
-Capital Public Radio Staff
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