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PHOTOS: Floodwaters overtake streets and homes in Merced and Planada

Aerial view of floodwaters surrounding homes and vehicles in Planada.
Noah Berger
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AP
Following days of rain, floodwaters surround homes and vehicles in the Planada community of Merced County, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.

Raging waters from local waterways flooded parts of the City of Merced and neighboring Planada on Tuesday. All 4,000 residents of Planada were ordered to evacuate. As of Wednesday morning, Planada remained under an evacuation order.

AP photographer Noah Berger captured these images as floodwaters overtook streets, homes and vehicles.

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Brenda Ortega wades through water to salvage items from her flooded home.
Noah Berger
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AP
Brenda Ortega, 15, salvages items from her flooded Merced, Calif., home on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Following days of rain, Bear Creek overflowed its banks leaving dozens of homes and vehicles surrounded by floodwaters.
Jesus Torres wades through water carrying bags of his belongings.
Noah Berger
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AP
Jesus Torres carries belongings from his flooded Merced, Calif., home on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.
Pauline Torres carries belongings from her flooded home.
Noah Berger
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AP
Pauline Torres carries belongings from her flooded Merced, Calif., home on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.
Floodwaters surround homes on Thornton Rd. in Merced.
Noah Berger
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AP
Floodwaters surround homes on Thornton Rd. in Merced, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.
Nick Enero wades through floodwaters in front of his brother's Merced home.
Noah Berger
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AP
Nick Enero wades through floodwaters while helping his brother salvage items from his Merced, Calif., home on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.
A vehicle submerged in floodwaters.
Noah Berger
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AP
Floodwaters course through a neighborhood in Merced, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.
Kim Ochoa leaves wades through floodwaters in front of her home.
Noah Berger
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AP
Kim Ochoa leaves her Merced, Calif., home, which is surrounded by floodwaters, as storms continue to batter the state on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.
Aerial photo of flooding in the town of Planada.
Noah Berger
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AP
Floodwaters surround homes and vehicles in the Planada community of Merced County, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.