Posted October 19, 2018 09:10:22 A Woodman, California-based food-market owner says the business he runs in a scenic part of the San Joaquin Valley is closed because of severe flooding.
David D. Woodman has run a woodman store in Woodman park in Woodmans Point, California, for 27 years.
He’s been a part of Woodman for more than 50 years.
The park, which sits at the southern edge of San Joaquins city, is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Fresno.
Water has risen by about 25 feet (8 meters) in recent days, and trees are swaying as high as 60 feet (18 meters).
Woodman said he expects to have to close his store for a few days, but he expects it to reopen in the coming days.
The floodwaters caused the trees to topple.
“We’re going to have some big damage,” Woodman told the Fresno Bee.
The town’s water department says it is investigating the cause of the flooding.
The area is near the San Francisco Bay, which is experiencing its worst flooding in at least a decade.
Officials say more than 500,000 people have been without power in the region.
Some communities have been experiencing power outages for weeks.
A federal judge ordered a federal emergency response to take place after an unusually severe storm caused flooding across parts of California.
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