Residents in North Bay cleaning up flood damage after heavy rain

North Bay residents left to deal with flood clean-up after heavy rain 01:54

With the heavy rain having passed, North Bay residents are now left to clean up the damage it left behind.

George Muldoon has been shoveling most of the day and into the night.

“We have to hand clean all of this with our water and money.  It’s frustrating,” said Muldoon.

He and his neighbors live near Fife Creek, which they said often overflows its banks even in mild storms. They said they never get help from city crews because it’s in an unincorporated part of Guerneville.

“Despite it being a work day, you have to stay up late and get to work.  Last night, we were up until 4 a.m. helping each other move cars,” said Muldoon.

“It happens so fast. No warning. No water on the ground. Then 20 minutes, all the water on the ground,” said Siohvaughn Harp.

Larry Metz, who lives in Santa Rosa, traveled to Guerneville to help a friend.

“My friend says she was surprised. But to me it was no surprise,” Metz said.

Muldoon’s garage flooded, but it didn’t reach any of the rooms inside his home.

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