(SONOMA COUNTY, N.C.) JUST IN: Evacuation ordered by sheriffs office for people living near the Russian River as its expected to rise about 14-feet and crest on Wednesday evening at 46.1-feet National Weather Service #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Feb.27: Northern California’s Russian River reaches 40.5 feet, cutting off the town of Guerneville, the Sonoma County sheriff says https://cnn.it/2GMduxb People living near the Russian River in Northern California’s Sonoma County were ordered to evacuate Tuesday ahead of possible floodingThe Russian River is expected to rise about 14 feet over the next day, according to an alert sent by Sonoma County Emergency Services.

The river is expected to reach flood stage Tuesday evening and crest Wednesday night near record-level, Sonoma County Sheriff Sgt. Spencer Crum said: The sheriff’s office said the river is projected to crest at 46.1 feet on Wednesday night. 

Potentially thousands of people will be affected, not necessarily because of direct flooding, but stranded because of flooded roads, according to Crum: Areas are already being affected, and the National Weather Service expects heavy rainfall over the next couple of days……………The record crest for the Russian River is 49.50 feet in 1986, according to the National Weather Service.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Sonoma County Sheriffs Office and CNN’s Sarah Moon and Darran Simon contributed to this report. 

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