Storm sweeps through Napa creating flooding, rough roads

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A home on Mountain View Avenue in San Rafael slid into itself after the support beams were snapped and the foundation was wrecked by a landslide. (KGO-TV)

The creek is certainly flowing and a few hours ago it was flowing across some major roads, but if you really want to see water all you have to do is go a few miles away to the mouth of the spillway coming out of Lake Hennessy.

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Gushing water, rumbling wind--it's a scene so dramatic it's hard to capture on camera especially when the camera won't stay dry.

"You lens fills up," said St. Helena resident Richard Seiferheld. "I sat right in front of it, tried to snap a picture between windshield wiper swipes, didn't work very well."

Seiferheld has lived near a spillway for Lake Hennessy for 35 years, and says he's seen it get bad, but not this bad. "I've seen it pretty big, but I've never seen it quite this dramatic. It's pretty cool," he said.

Just up the road county crews said they had been out since 2 a.m. Tuesday morning trying to cut up a tree that's tangled in power lines and blocking both lanes.

It's a stone's throw from where they just finished cleaning up a mudslide on a road peppered with puddles and pools.

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