Santa Rosa officials pleased with how burn area weathered storm

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) -- Officials say no major problems were reported in the North Bay during a storm that moved through the Bay Area on Thursday morning.

Officials had been worried all week that rain could cause mudslides and flooding in the burned areas.

Crews are on the scene right now of one spot where erosion occurred in Santa Rosa, but overall they are pleased.

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The residents of Dafford Court in Santa Rosa woke up to a street full of engineers and geo-technical experts focused on a hill after a night of rain.

The experts are all studying a location they had identified as a trouble spot before the storm. A plastic storm drain that was melted away during the fires was temporarily repaired to try and channel rainwater, but crews discovered some erosion and issues downstream.

City crews spent this week preparing for the storm and overall they feel like the burned areas were properly protected.

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