High wind gusts and rain from a storm that blew into the area Tuesday evening and through Wednesday morning caused a number of problems ranging from sign damage to flooded streets to downed trees and branches.
Winds of up to 40 mph howled through the night, rattling windows and blowing over weakened fences.
A large branch fell in the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at the corner of Hatch and Moffet roads.
City crews were delivered the burden of dealing with a large branch that fell from a eucalyptus tree just west of the picnic shelter at Smyrna Park.
Dallas Street near Butte Avenue in south Modesto was blocked when a tree was toppled over into the roadway.
Some areas experienced flooding such as at Hatch Road and Wallin Way.
Power was knocked out in some areas of the county because of tree branches falling on electrical lines. Rural customers in Turlock and Crows Landing and Hilmar were without power.
About an inch of rain fell overnight in the Ceres area, welcome news for those worried about another drought.