Acampo residents can return home as crews work on storm aftermath

                                        WHO SAW SMOKE FROM THE STRIP MALL.  LISA: TRAFFIC IS MOVING ON HIGHWAY 99 IN A CAMPO.  ALL LANES JUST REOPENED A FEW HOURS AGO FOR ALL THE LANES IN THE NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND DIRECTION.  SINCE MONDAY, CREWS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CLEAR OFF THE FLOODING ON THE ROAD THAT IMPACTED 99. AT THE MOBILE HOME PARK, PEOPLE ARE STILL CLEANING UP THE DAMAGE FROM LAST WEEKEND'S FLOODING.  YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THAT STANDING WATER STILL THERE.  IT STILL DOESN'T LOOK UNCHANGED FROM WHAT WE SAW FOR FIVE DAYS AGO.  YOU CAN STILL SEE THE WATER PRETTY HIGH.  MAYBE IT RECEDED JUST A BIT AROUND THE HOME BUT IT IS STILL COVERING THE STREETS.  IF WE WIDEN OUT OUR SHOT, MAYBE WE CAN SEE.  THERE WERE STALLED OUT CARS AND A RIGHT TRACK IN THE MIDDLE THE STREET.  >> THERE IS THAT RIGHT TRUCK.  LISA: IT'S TILL THERE.  A LITTLE BIT OF PROGRESS.  IT WILL BE A SLOW CLEANUP EFFORT , ESPECIALLY FOR ALL OF THESE
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Residents at San Joaquin County mobile home park can return home as crews handle storm aftermath

Evacuation orders lifted for Acampo, San Joaquin County officials say

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                Residents in the Acampo area of ​​San Joaquin County can now return home after weeks of fierce storms and flooding forced them to evacuate, officials said Monday.Previous coverage in the video player aboveThe San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office said power has been restored and the water was tested with no issues.  However, there is a notice to boil water before using it for the next 72 hours. The Arbor Mobile Home Park, located right off Highway 99 near Woodbridge Road in Acampo, was one of the hardest-hit areas in Northern California after a series of storms that began late December.  The floodwaters in the park, which in some spots was waist-deep, spilled over into a small apartment complex right next to it.VIDEO BELOW |  Northern California Storm Coverage: View of flooding in Acampo on Jan.  16Hundreds of residents at the worst of the flooding evacuated, some having to be carried out by first responders.  The sheriff's office told KCRA 3 that at one point, around half of the mobile home park was underwater. For many, the damages will be a total loss, but they will be able to see some relief because of the federal emergency disaster declaration issued in response to the storms.RELATED |  Affected by flooding in San Joaquin County?  Here's how to apply for FEMA assistance Acampo is no stranger to flooding.  Fritz Buchman, director of the San Joaquin Public Works Department, told KCRA 3 that a nearly $2.5 million drainage and pump system – paid for with federal funding – was installed in 2019. Buchman said it was done in response to flooding in 2017. The system involves moving water around the perimeter of the community in a 42-inch drainage pipe, until the water eventually gets dumped into Gill Creek and the Mokelumne River. But this flooding was the system's first real test, and one challenge to another led to diverted water spilling onto Highway 99, which led to days of road closures before crews could reopen it.Other Related StoriesMobile home park flooded in San Joaquin County, around 175 residents evacuatedAcampo farm lost nearly 6,000 chickens from New Year's Eve storms


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                <strong class="dateline">ACAMPO, Calif.  —</strong>                                             Residents in the Acampo area of ​​San Joaquin County can now return home after weeks of fierce storms and flooding forced them to evacuate, officials said Monday.

Previous coverage in the video player above

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said power has been restored and the water was tested with no issues. However, there is a notice to boil water before using it for the next 72 hours.

The Arbor Mobile Home Park, located right off Highway 99 near Woodbridge Road in Acampo, was one of the hardest-hit areas in Northern California after a series of storms that began late December. The floodwaters in the park, which in some spots was waist-deep, spilled over into a small apartment complex right next to it.

VIDEO BELOW | Northern California Storm Coverage: View of flooding in Acampo on Jan. 16

Hundreds of residents at the worst of the flooding evacuated, some having to be carried out by first responders. The sheriff’s office told KCRA 3 that at one point, around half of the mobile home park was underwater.

For many, the damages will be a total loss, but they will be able to see some relief because of the federal emergency disaster declaration issued in response to the storms.

RELATED | Affected by flooding in San Joaquin County? Here’s how to apply for FEMA assistance

Camp is no stranger to flooding. Fritz Buchman, director of the San Joaquin Public Works Department, told KCRA 3 that a nearly $2.5 million drainage and pump system – paid for with federal funding – was installed in 2019. Buchman said it was done in response to flooding in 2017. The system involves moving water around the perimeter of the community in a 42-inch drainage pipe, until the water eventually gets dumped into Gill Creek and the Mokelumne River.

But this flooding was the system’s first real test, and one challenge to another led to diverted water spilling onto Highway 99, which led to days of road closures before crews could reopen it.

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