Locals Brace for Impending Storm

WeatherServices and ShoppingMike Smith (football coach)

Flooded streets and canoers paddling down the middle of the neighborhood.

No one wants to see a repeat of four years ago, when Alamo Creek in Vacaville, overcome by heavy rain, flooded the neighborhood.

More heavy rain is coming.

"About every 24 hours we're gonna have a storm, gonna come through the area once a day, from about Sunday night through Friday," said Mike Smith, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

City leaders are urging residents to get ready.

A mound of sand at a softball complex along Alamo Drive, is for the taking. Just bring your own bags.

"This is... it's in a bad flood zone for Vacaville," said resident Murphy Shambley.

He ought to know. He lives right smack in the middle of it.

"Just keep an eye on everything and hope for the best," he said.

This time around, Shambley says he'll be ready, sand bags and all.

Jesse Perotti and Ray Bagwell remember the flooding all too well.

"Down the street right here, these houses were like four or five feet under water... Lucky's, there was a car totally surrounded in water," Bagwell recalled.

"I got in a shopping cart and he pushed me in a shopping cart into the middle of... Like the parking lot was covered like two or three feet.Pushed me in the middle of it and I was stuck," Perotti said.

Like Shambley, they'll prep for the storm. The mountain of sand is just around the corner from them.

"My dad was talking about stopping and picking some up," Bagwell said.

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