Fresno, California (KFSN) — It was a familiar sight on Thursday as Fresno County crews continued to remove damage left behind by the recent storm.
As the cleanup continues, residents are preparing for the next wet weather.
The damage the storm left behind was visible from Pinedale Avenue, where basketball hoops lay.
A tree fell in my neighborhood and I completely lost my nearby house.
Elida Rendon, who lives next door, said that even though they weathered the storm from the inside, the wind still held them up.
“I was worried that other trees would fall on this side because my children are sleeping there,” Rendon said.
Blocking the front door of a house, Fairmonts and Sequoias blocking entire driveways, fallen trees kept city officials busy in Fresno.
A crew of 30 public works crews was on standby from midnight through Thursday morning to respond to the incident.
“We had about 30 tree calls last night and only two flood calls,” said Public Works Director Scott Mozier.
200 city workers work daily to pave roads, repair sidewalks, and clear debris.
“The rain has been steady. We have been able to keep the roads clear.The cold weather has caused large defoliation before, so thankfully the leaves are falling from the trees, the water is flowing, and things are going well.” We are,” Mozier said.
This next system is coming, so be prepared.
Free self-service sandbags are also available if there are flooding concerns near your property.
These are available thanks to a partnership between the city and county.
Punching Bag locations are located on Somerville and Perrin streets.
Click here to find a list of sandbag locations throughout the Central Valley.
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