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Evacuations ordered in Lakeport


Approximately 100 people were evacuated from their homes in Lakeport Monday as water levels in Clear Lake hit their highest mark in decades.

The mandatory evacuations were issued  at around 4:30 p.m. for  four locations: Lucky Four Resort at 1060 N. Main St., Aqua Village Mobile Home Park at 1350 S. Main St., Willow Point Resort  at 1 First St, and and Esplanade Street from Main Street to K. Street.

"This one caught everyone by surprise," District 3 county supervisor Jim Steele said.

According to Lakeport Community Development Director Kevin Ingram, there was between one to two feet of standing water when the Lakeport Police Department knocked on doors to get people out. Some chose to stay despite the consequences, but the remaining residents reportedly left their home without injury.

"We've assisted everyone else who's wanted to leave," Ingram said.

As for the rest of the county, no further evacuations were anticipated at around 8:30 p.m Monday night.

Lakeport eventually received a reprieve from the weather at around 7:15 p.m. as the National Weather Service lowered the high wind warning to an advisory, thus decreasing the fear of large wind waves impacting the flooded homes.

Meanwhile, the Red Cross has opened a temporary shelter for evacuees at the Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 1111 Park Way in Lakeport (707) 263-6002).  Pets will be allowed at the shelter. 

The City of Lakeport has designated the following phone number for questions  and information (707) 263-5614.  

The City will continue to provide updates on the flood conditions through City of Lakeport and Lakeport Police Department Facebook, Twitter and Nixle.