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As Community Floods, Residents Prepare to Leave

February 10th, 2017 Comments off

Residents at Balls Ferry Fishing Resort & Mobile Home Park wading through flood waters. Credit: Record-Searchlight.

The residents of Balls Ferry Fishing Resort & Mobile Home Park in Anderson, California, were dealt a blow by heavy rains this week, which caused the nearby Sacramento River to crest and flood the community.

According to the Record-Searchlight, heavy rain slammed into the area on Monday and into Tuesday, flooding countless areas throughout Shasta County, including the community.


I slept in this morning and management notified us the water level was coming up and we should get ready to leave just in case,” said resident Jonathan Williams.

Water continued to creep up to the skirting of at least a dozen homes, rising 14 inches in less than 12 hours.

I’ve never seen it do this,” said Richard Bremer, 75, who has lived in the community for about 11 years. His home was safe from the flooding, just a few feet from the water’s edge.

It crested one time about 10 years ago but not like this.


Credit: Record-Searchlight.

Even with sandbags lining the entrances of most homes in the community, some still had damage.

For Williams, whose home sits at a high point away from the floodwaters, he said that management has made a real effort to help residents out.


Credit: KRCR.

I’ve lived in a lot of trailer parks [sic],” said Williams.

This park [sic], because of management’s efforts and the owner’s efforts, is a really tight-knit community.

Neighbors also pitched in on Tuesday, helping those who could move their homes and belongings away from floodwaters to higher ground.

When this started happening, a lot of people don’t have trucks that will pull their unit, their RVs. So it’s kind of important we all pull together,” said Williams.

We’re kind of like a family here. It’s not a trailer park [sic], it’s a family park [sic].”

Heavy rain is in the forecast for the area through Saturday, with 24 areas under advisories, watches or warnings for flooding. Winter storms in the region have delivered heavy rains and flooding from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Nevada state line. ##

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RC Williams, for Daily Business News, MHProNews.

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Storms, High Winds Leave 100 MH Homes Without Heat

January 26th, 2017 Comments off

Unrelated damage around the city of Tracy, CA. Credit: Tracy Press.

Rough weather in the central valley of California caused a major gas service outage for residents at the Morehead Park community in Tracy on Monday.

Per the Tracy Press, a storm caused a 60-foot-high tree to fall, dragging a gas main line out of the ground with the roots.

For Morehead Park resident Melissa Neal and her grandmother Christine Rojo, they were huddled in front of two electric space heaters, along with Neal’s two young sons on Monday morning as the temperature in their home dropped to 43 degrees.


Space heaters in Melissa Neal’s home. Credit: Tracy Press.

There was a gas leak, so (Pacific Gas and Electric Co.) just turned off all the gas,” said Neal.

Morehead Park owner James Abbey, working with contractors and an inspector from the state Department of Housing and Community Development, which regulates the community, were reviewing the damage and working to figure the best way to restore heat to over 100 homes.

What we’re trying to do is reroute the gas, above ground,” said Abbey.

Evan Gerberding, deputy director of communications with the Department of Housing and Community Development, said the inspector acted as quickly as possible because people were without heat.


A home in the Morehead Park community. Credit: Redfin.

It’s pretty typical when it’s something like this, when it could be a danger to the residents,” she said.

Abbey said that he believed the contractor might be able to finish the rerouted line by midweek.

Then the system has to be pressure-tested,” said Abbey.

We have to check all the gas meters. Cap everything.


A map of the area. Credit: Google.

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers said that once the work is done, a utility worker will be able to restore gas very quickly.

For Melissa Neal, that cannot happen quickly enough.

My little 4-year-old is getting sick. I’d like to get a hotel room, but —” said Neal, as she and her family were preparing for another night in their home. ##


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