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Students Learn of Past Flooding, How to Stay Safe Now

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LINDA -- For students at Cedar Lane Elementary in Linda, it wasn't only a history lesson but a reminder of what could happen this winter.

With video clips, slide shows, and song, fourth- through sixth-graders learned about the levee breaks along the Yuba River in 1986 that destroyed nearly 1,000 homes and caused $22 million in damages.

While Yuba County emergency services says levees are strong with work over the decades and continued maintenance, flooding in the area can easily happen with just heavy rain.

Students are encouraged to take what they learned home and talk to the parents about being prepared well, dealing with, and even just driving in flood conditions.