SACRAMENTO -- The rain that soaked Sacramento on Tuesday shattered a 12-year-old record.
Nearly two inches of rain fell in the city, as a storm moved through the region over three days.
As the rain slowed down on Wednesday, some Northern California communities and emergency crews were bracing for flooding.
Cache Creek runs from the coast range mountains through the community of Yolo on its way to the Sacramento River. Early Wednesday forecasters predicted its water would peak near flood stage, bringing it near the top of the levee that protects the town.
A state Water Resources crawl stood by through the night and were still on hand later Wednesday with flood fighting equipment.
By the evening, miles of high floodwaters surged through Cache Creek, peaking near the top of a bridge along Interstate 5 in Yolo County.
Around 100 neighbors living near the creek were facing a mandatory evacuation. County officials said water was seen spilling over parts of the levee, leading to concerns of possible erosion of the water barrier.
As deputies went door to door evacuating homeowners, volunteers filled sandbags.
In Rio Linda, pastures turned into ponds and some houses looked more like little islands thanks to water-covered driveways.
It was clear to see Dry Creek was flooding. Residents seemed prepared with sandbags. After all, they have been through it all before.
Rescuers say in just 6 inches of water motorists can find themselves in trouble. There are also potholes and portions of unrepaired road that can be underneath that water, causing damage to cars or even injuries.
In the Sierra, significant snowfall and slippery roads once again shut down Interstate 80.
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