Officials Survey Significant Flooding in Northern California

Officials surveyed flooding in San Joaquin County, California, on Monday, January 16, after the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office issued mandatory evacuation orders for some residents in the area impacted by flooding.

The National Weather Service reported rainfall well above normal, with some parts of the region recording 263 percent of average annual rainfall by Monday.

Aerial footage posted by the Fire Integrated Real-time Intelligence System (FIRIS), which was timestamped as being captured on Monday, shows significant flooding in San Joaquin County.

The flooding caused road closures in the area as local officials warned drivers to “avoid travel if possible.” Credit: FIRIS via Storyful

Video transcript

- OES intel 12. January 16, 2023. This is the Cosumnes River where it meets Michigan Bar Bridge. We're working our way northeast up river. We're going to work it all the way up to Highway 99.

The river is very difficult to follow because of the flooding all around it.

Highway 99 coming into view now. End of recording.