Flooding caused problem around the Valley

FRESNO, Calif.

Some drivers in Selma were also forced to turn in a different direction. Road closure signs blocked off a quarter mile stretch of McCall Avenue after heavy rains flooded the neighborhood. Some ignored the signs and drove through anyway. One guy rolled up his pant legs just to walk on the sidewalk. Some residents felt like they were on an island.

"It starts raining, the heavier it gets the gutters don't handle it." said Don Davis.

Selma looked much worse earlier in the day. A photo shows a truck stuck in the middle of the street. It was sent in by a viewer to ABC30.com's UReport. The entire street is flooded and hail is covering some of the back of the pickup. And it sits on top of the grass.

Hail and lightning came down in east Fresno County Monday. Startled and excited Action News viewer Bev Caldwell recorded the video with her camera.

A few miles away from where Bev was -- pest control worker Bob Webster got startled too.

"I was standing in the kitchen just not far from here and watched it come crashing in. It was pretty incredible." said Webster.

Webster says the rain saturated the dirt surrounding this tree and strong winds uprooted the 60 foot Pine. It landed right on top of his Chevy Silverado but he says things could have been much worse.

"Just missed the house. We're pretty fortunate that they didn't fall further to the west or it would have taken out the center of the house." added Webster.

Webster plans on cutting the massive tree down to size and removing it piece by piece which he says should take a few days.

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