Update at 4:00pm: FOX40 News at 5:30pm will air as a special report, "After The Storm." Be sure to tune in to see your photos and hear your storm stories, including what to do about reporting power outages and clearing out trees, Wednesday evening on the FOX40 news at 5:30pm. If your cable or satellite is still on the fritz, you can watch the news streaming live on FOX40.com.
Update at 2:45pm: The large storm that swept through California yesterday wasn't enough to ease drought conditions plaguing the state. The Sacramento River had been flowing at 6,500 cubic feet per second, according to the Associated Press, but thanks to yesterday's storms, the river is now moving at 18,000 cubic feet per second. Still, state officials say they're expecting a dry 2010 season.
Update at 1:40pm: New viewer-submitted photos have been added to our October 13th Storm photo gallery. Remember, you can continue to send us damage reports and photos from your computer or web-enabled mobile phone to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be safe when snapping pictures.
Update at 12:05pm: Fire officials are saying the roof collapse at the Citrus Heights Filco store may have been caused by the weight of standing water on top of the roof.
Update at 11:40am: FOX40 News is hearing reports of a roof collapse at a business in Citrus Heights (read more). It's not clear if the roof collapse is related to the weather. However, a strong rain cell is moving through Citrus Heights at the moment, heading in the direction of the Sierra Mountains. FOX40 News has a crew on the way to the Filco store on Greenback Lane and will have more information shortly.
Update on Wednesday, October 14th at 10:50am: Rain continues to fall lightly in portions of the Sacramento area. The slick roads are causing some traffic delays and accidents, but nothing of the magnitude of what was experienced Tuesday. SMUD reports more than 10,000 customers are still in the dark, while PG&E reports more than 74,000 customers statewide are still in the dark. More than 6,000 of those customers without PG&E power live in the San Francisco Bay Area. SMUD customers are encouraged to report power problems at 1-(888)-456-SMUD while PG&E customers are encouraged to report outages at 1-(888)-PGE-4PGE.
Update at 9:30pm: The Natomas neighborhood of Sacramento was briefly sprayed with heavy rain for about an hour shortly after 7:00pm Tuesday. For now, the cleanup begins, and for utility workers, that means restoring power to nearly 200,000 homes in California that are in the dark. PG&E reports 46 blackout areas in West Sacramento, 41 in Woodland affecting anywhere from 500 to 5,000 customers. SMUD reports 28,400 customers are still in the dark as of 9:00pm Tuesday. Adding to the torrential rains and heavy winds, portions of Alameda County were briefly disturbed by a 3.8 magnitude earthquake shortly after 8:00pm Tuesday -- no word on damage or injuries. FOX40.com has been your source throughout the day for emergency information, road closures, flooding information, power outages and general news of interest relating to the October 13th storm. This blog comes to a close for the remainder of Tuesday. Many thanks to the citizen photojournalists who snapped pictures for FOX40.com and who wrote in tips on damage and power outages. Catch the FOX40 News at 10pm and FOX40 Live starting at 4:30am for the latest on the storm and the cleanup -- you can watch both right here on FOX40.com.
Update at 6:50pm: Severe weather has knocked out Comcast cable in portions of Sacramento and Modesto.
Update at 6:38pm: The largest tree in Tahoe Park has collapsed onto a home on 9th Street.
Update at 6:31pm: A big rig overturned onto a vehicle on the Richmond Bridge in the SF Bay Area just after 3:00pm, causing massive traffic delays. In addition, residents along the Santa Cruz Mountains were told by Reverse 9-1-1 to evacuate during Tuesday's storms. Click here to read the story from KTVU Channel 2.
Update at 6:26pm: Roadway flooding has been reported on Highway 99 just south of the 47th Avenue exit.
Update at 6:15pm: This photo was e-mailed to us by Mike Coletta after FOX40 News at 5:30pm. It might be a little hard to see, but this car is driving around Sacramento (Freeport & Fruitridge Road, to be exact) with a tree limb sticking out the back of its rear windshield:
Update at 6:00pm: A perfect way to end our storm coverage on the FOX40 News at 5:30pm. Check out this rainbow captured by our FOX40 downtown camera:
Update at 5:50pm: PG&E reports more than 200,000 customers are without power across California, including portions of Northern and Southern California. Over 46,000 customers in the San Francisco Bay Area are without electricity at this time. PG&E is asking people to report outages by calling 1-800-743-5002.
Update at 5:40pm: Highway 113 between Cherry and Chestnut Roads has reopened in Sonoma County. FOX40.com reported around 3:20pm that the road had been closed due to falling tree limbs.
Update at 5:30pm: 58,000 PG&E customers are without power in the Sacramento area, with 29,000 customers living in Yolo, Colusa and Solano Counties. Vacaville has experienced more than 3 inches of rainfall.