Published Feb 26, 2019 at 4:21 PM | Updated at 6:09 PM PST on Feb 28, 2019
Two California communities north of San Francisco were accessible only by boat Wednesday after a rain-swollen river overflowed its banks and inundated low-lying areas around them overnight, authorities said.
One of them, the small city of Guerneville, "is officially an island," the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. A short time later, an official said the nearby town of Monte Rio was also isolated by floodwaters with all roads leading to it swamped.
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