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Rain Overwhelms City Infrastructure

Non-stop rain in San Joaquin County has overwhelmed the drainage systems. City of Lodi and Galt recommends everyone to stay at home! City of Stockton recommends avoiding flooding streets.

Over the past 24 hours, heavy rain has fallen throughout San Joaquin County. With so much rain in such a short time, the storm drain systems in Lodi, California have been overwhelmed. The streets have begun to flood, and the City of Lodi has recommended that everyone stay at home for the evening of October 24, 2021.

Click here to see the Facebook post by the City of Lodi.

The rain will continue into October 25th and the streets will most likely remain flooded. Lodi Public Works staff are working on “addressing the roadway conditions,” though it is unclear if they will be able to reduce the flooding as the rain has yet to stop.

Cars can be seen stranded in the middle of a few streets in Lodi, some with water up to their headlights. Power outages may occur as tree limbs fall on power lines. If you are in need of assistance, contact the Public Works emergency line at (209) 368-5735. All calls are being prioritized and addressed by crews.

Those living in Stockton have been advised to simply avoid any flooded streets and intersections. Major flooding has been reported in the Colonial Heights neighborhood as well as the Hammer Lane – Lorraine Avenue intersection. Public Works crews are currently working on those and other areas. Local street flooding can be reported at (209) 937-8341.

Those living in Galt have been advised to use alternative routes and extreme caution if going out. The following routes should be avoided:

  • South Emerald Oak between A & C streets
  • Sparrow & Sterling Grove
  • Lapwing & Cinnamon
  • Bayshore & Blackwell
  • Emerald Vista & Polar Bear
  • Brody West Ct.
  • Brody from Emerald Oak to Royal Ct.

Hector Madrigal

Hector Madrigal is the founder of The Grape Vine. He strives to bring unbiased news and information to the people free of charge. Based in Lodi, Hector will be reporting on Lodi news first and foremost.

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