Tuesday , February 20 2024

Calm After The Storm, Fresno Reacts to Rain

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The big storm didn’t hit as big as expected but some neighborhoods did experience flooding. <br /><br />The streets near Clovis and Clinton Avenues saw water roll over sidewalks and into driveways. <br /><br />&quot;Our corner always gets hit really bad. It floods out the whole thing. A couple of neighbors they get a lot of water in driveways. It becomes a little bit of a situation,&quot; resident Michael Cole said. <br /><br />Crews worked to relieve drains throughout the day. <br /><br />Cole is an electrical contractor. He says he has been drowning in calls since the storm started. <br /><br />&quot;Were out working in the rain all day long and it’s kind of a bummer,&quot; Cole said. &quot;You have to make sure you have at least two coats on you but it is what it is. If somebody needs something fixed you have go fix it.&quot;<br /><br />Rain brought with it cooler temperatures. A tough mix for those who walk to get around. <br /><br />&quot;When your going to school walking it’s cold raining your hands freezing,&quot; J.R. Griddine said. <br /><br />Driving brought other challenges particularly at night when lots of water covered roads. <br /><br />&quot;There were several people coming down Ashlan and they didn’t even know where they were on the road. We had people coming across the double yellow line, being across the white line,&quot; Cold said. <br /><br />Even with a few flooded streets most people are grateful for the storm and hope more is to come. <br /><br />&quot;I think it’s a beautiful thing,&quot; Jose Salinas said. &quot;I think it’s good because really we have been having this drought for so long. Now we are getting all this rain. I think it’s a good thing.&quot;<br /></div>

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