ROHNERT PARK (CBS) — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Sonoma County.
The warning was issued Saturday afternoon because flooding was either occurring or imminent and was in effect until 7:30 p.m.READ MORE: UPDATE: Atmospheric River Crashes Onshore; Flood Warning Issued For Napa, Sonoma Counties
The warning covers the western part of the Laguna de Santa Rosa and western Rohnert Park, as well as the Petaluma area, particularly around Penngrove Park.READ MORE: Atmospheric River Whipped Winds Roar Through Bay Area; Toppling Dozens Of Drought-Weakened Trees
Runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small streams and creeks as well as roadways, underpasses and other low lying spots.
Residents should not attempt to cross swiftly flowing water. The should turn around or risk drowning because the waters can rise rapidly.MORE NEWS: Atmospheric River: PG&E Crews Respond to Widespread Bay Area Outages
If flash flooding is observed, act quickly, and move to higher ground to escape flood waters. Do not stay in areas subject to flooding when water begins to rise.