Update: 3 December 2012 8:00am
The rivers have crested and are now dropping. The Eel River at Fernbridge reached 22.88 feet before sinking this morning at 6:15 to 18.7 feet. The Eel River’s level at other points and other rivers’ levels can be seen here.
- SHERIFF’S OFFICE: AVOID EEL RIVER AT FERNBRIDGE AREA:
With projected reports the Eel River at Fernbridge could reach 24 feet tonight, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging the public to avoid the area.
“If this projection is accurate, Highway 211 at Fernbridge may be flooded and impassable late this evening until early morning when the river recedes,” the office said in a statement released Sunday afternoon. “The Sheriff’s Office and Humboldt County Public Works Department are taking steps to ensure equipment and personnel are ready to respond if needed to surrounding areas. The Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is in contact with the Department of Water Resources. The public is encouraged to avoid the area this evening.”
Officials also remind the public to stay away from flooded areas and do not drive across flooded roadways.
More info here