Heavy rains tend to take a heavy toll on low-lying areas of Tehama County, and the sheriff’s office has issued a warning. Up to 3 inches of rain could fall over the next three days, along with heavy winds. The sheriff’s office is reminding people not to drive through any water if there’s any question to how deep it is. Residents should check for items that could be carried by strong winds and cause damage. Sand and sandbags are available at the county public works yard at 9380 San Benito in Gerber.