Flooding Shuts Down Stockton Streets

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STOCKTON -- Police say floodwaters took over several streets in Stockton, leading to road closures in the area Sunday afternoon.

From street to street, neighbors could be heard saying similar things.

"No, I never expected this, I didn’t expect it today, actually," said Ken Johnson, whose home flooded.

"I have never seen anything like this," said Holly Guenther after her garage flooded.

Heavy rain and hail clogged drains and flooded roads all over Stockton, causing headaches for homeowners and drivers.

"I was trying to get back in town here and the whole city was flooded from Highway 5 all the way to here," Johnson told FOX40.

At 4:16 p.m., the Stockton Police Department reported Hammer Lane was temporarily shut down between Lorraine Avenue and Girardi Way due to flooding. Around an hour later, March Lane and Quail Lakes Drive were shut down.

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"We decided to bring our kayaks out here," Guenther said. "We thought when life gives you lemons, go kayaking in your front yard."

Stockton police confirmed two people were injured from a roof collapse after the heavy storms. FOX40 was told those injuries were minor.

Yvette Campbell was inside her house with her husband when they heard what sounded like loud trucks passing by.

"But it wasn’t, it was the storm," Campbell said.

The Stockton Metropolitan Airport measuring station shows .93 inches of rain have fallen in the area since midnight. However, the Stockton Fire Station on Pacific Avenue reported 2.08 inches.

Stockton normally gets around one-half of an inch of rain in the entire month of May.

There may be more showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Stay with FOX40 for more weather updates.

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