Rush to clean up damage in Fresno Co. after storm

FRESNO, Calif.

Work crews in south Fresno County placed sandbags at a levee near Floral Ave. and Anchor. That's south of Orange Cove.

The levee overflowed with water Wednesday after the most recent storm hit the area. The water affected at least one home and Cal Fire crews had to also save a dog from the rising water.

In Tulare County -- a foot and a half of water surrounded an Orosi home Wednesday night after a pump failed at a nearby ponding basin.

The homeowner was forced to wade into the knee high deep water to try and grab clothes and blankets before heading out for the night.

"It's really crazy. It's flooded. The water right now is so cold. My feet are actually going numb," Steven Sanchez said.

The Orosi home has a high foundation -- so no water actually made it inside.

Clean-up efforts will resumed Thursday in other parts of Tulare County -- after Wednesday's storm left one school flooded.

Rainwater gushed into Stone Corral Elementary School in Seville.

Volunteers and staff members spent Wednesday sweeping and vacuuming the water. Some classrooms, and the cafeteria and auditorium were all flooded along with five homes.

One family had to be evacuated. More than a dozen other homeowners piled sandbags around their properties to keep the water out.

School officials at stone corral hope to have the facilities cleaned up by next month when classes resume.

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