People preparing for more rain in Oakhurst


People living in Oakhurst are preparing for more rain throughout the night and Thursday morning. 

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for many foothill communities including Oakhurst. 

On Wednesday, TrueValue hardware store was busy since their doors opened. 

Many people getting supplies to protect their home from flooding. 

“We have so much rain. People are never ready when it comes. Roofs are leaking. So we are selling tons of tarps. Tons of roofing material,” Store Manager Alan Bryant said. 

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office keeping a close eye on some burn scars in the area that could create mudslides. 

“When we have a lot of rain up high it all starts channeling down to river and streams, and it starts causing issues further down, so we’re watching those locations and making sure there isn’t impacts to residents or people,” Madera County Sheriff’s Sergeant Joseph Wilder said. 

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