New efforts are underway to help protect communities from the kinds of record-breaking rainfall we saw in Northern California last winter. We’re getting answers on what the City of Vacaville is doing to protect people who live in flood-prone areas. Vacaville’s Tulare Drive looked more like a lake last January, with the strong winter storms causing significant street flooding. “The water in the middle of the street is 3 or 4 feet deep,” said Neil Wakabayashi, a Vacaville homeowner. Some people stacked sandbags around homes to help hold water back. It’s not the first time this neighborhood has seen flooding from nearby Alamo Creek.