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  • Pismo Beach flooding problem leaves woman desperate for sandbags

    November 11, 2011 1:40 AM

    A Pismo Beach woman is demanding sandbags before the next rain storm, so the street she lives on, and her property don't flood again. It has been an ongoing issue, however the City of Pismo Beach refuses to help. "It went over my sidewalk and onto my grass,"... more »
  • Santa Ynez river floods at least 400 acres of farmland

    March 21, 2011 9:47 PM

    Some Lompoc farmers are calling for action after the Santa Ynez River overflowed, wiping out hundreds of acres of their crops. The water flooded farmland near Central and Douglass Avenue in Lompoc, but farmers say the farmers say the damage is preventable. It's a major loss for a handful... more »
  • Guadalupe residents still recovering from December flooding

    February 16, 2011 10:09 PM

    Guadalupe residents who were evacuated from their homes right before the holidays are still getting their lives back together, and now they're preparing for this upcoming rain. Heavy rains flooded people out of their homes on Pioneer Street in December. Some have put out sandbags to prepare for more... more »
  • More flooding for Oceano neighborhood

    December 29, 2010 10:24 PM

    It's anything but paradise for people living on Honolulu Street in Oceano. They were flooded again after last night's rain and are furious after going through this just last week. Neighbors say they noticed the flooding around 9 a.m. "It looked like a small creek flowing through here,"... more »
  • Storms turn Soto Sports Complex into drainage basin

    December 23, 2010 2:28 AM

    City leaders in Arroyo Grande have officially declared a state of emergency after days of heavy rainfall. It comes just after the governor declared an emergency in San Luis Obispo county last night. The heavy runoff has turned fields into drainage basins. They're not playing ball at the Soto... more »
  • Neighbors blame construction fence for recent flooding

    December 21, 2010 9:52 PM

    As people living in Nipomo prepare for next storm, some say a construction fence is partly responsible for blocking debris in the north creek, which caused major flooding on Sunday. Others say the debate surrounds who's responsible for the debris. Dan Diaz is known as the "Nipomo Creek Dog."... more »
  • Residents blame construction project for Nipomo flooding

    December 21, 2010 1:27 PM

    There are reports that a construction fence is to blame for some flooding Sunday in Nipomo. Some residents say a chain-link fence put up around a Safe Routes to School project caused the creek to back up, sending 18 inches of water into a nearby triplex. The San Luis... more »
  • Flooding evacuees in Guadalupe waiting to return home

    December 20, 2010 9:56 PM

    Families in Guadalupe are waiting to find out when they can return home and begin cleaning up after last night's flooding on the 800 block of Pioneer Street. City leaders say it's highly unlikely affected families will be spending Christmas at home. Pastor Raymond Leon returned to his flooded... more »
  • Crews still searching for flooding source in Guadalupe

    December 20, 2010 1:04 PM

    Crews still aren't sure where or how the Santa Maria river overflowed its banks Sunday night in Guadalupe. At least 15 residents are waking up Monday morning at Guadalupe City Hall, after the breach flooded the 800 block of Pioneer Street. The water level continues to rise in... more »
  • Guadalupe wants to extend Santa Maria levee

    January 26, 2010 1:19 PM

    The city of Guadalupe wants to extend the Santa Maria levee. City leaders have been working with Congresswoman Lois Capps on acquiring funding to extend the levee. They say the levee doesn't go down to where the Santa Maria river meets the city. Recent heavy rains are raising flood concerns.... more »
  • KSBY hits the slick roads with the CHP

    January 20, 2010 10:14 PM

    Our heavy rains, combined with fierce winds made for dangerous driving along the Central Coast. The rain impacts visibility on the roadways and creates the potential for hydroplaning as the water gathers on the freeway. The California Highway Patrol says staying safe is as simple as slowing down. ... more »
  • Heavy rains raise concerns about levee

    January 18, 2010 9:30 PM

    The strong storms expected to continue this week have some concerned about the Santa Maria levee bursting its banks. The Army Corps of Engineers declared the levee at risk of failure back in 2006. A 40-million dollar stimulus project is underway to strengthen nearly seven miles of levee. The... more »
  • Rain raises concerns over possible levee flooding

    January 18, 2010 1:25 PM

    The heavy rains expected throughout the week have some concerned about the possibility of flooding at a local levee. Some are worried whether the Santa Maria levee is structurally sound enough to handle the strong storms. A forty million dollar effort to improve the levee started a couple weeks... more »
  • Flooding closes part of Hwy. 1 in Oceano

    January 17, 2010 7:41 PM

    The California Highway Patrol is reporting that parts of Hwy. 1 through Oceano are closed due to flooding. A spokesperson says that the northbound lane is closed at Railroad, and is diverting to 13th Street. The southbound lane is being diverted to Pershing Drive. Officials say they do not... more »
  • Local Red Cross prepared for flooding

    January 15, 2010 6:29 PM

    Strong storms are forecasted for the Central Coast beginning on Sunday and that has a lot of people worried about flooding. The Santa Barbara County chapter of the American Red Cross says they're prepared. A spokesperson says they have shelter trailers strategically set up throughout the county. She also says... more »

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