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More Rain Forecast for California As Death Toll Rises

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More Rain Forecast for California As Death Toll Rises

More Rain Forecast for California As Death Toll Rises

More Rain , Forecast for California , As Death Toll Rises.

Fox News reports that California is preparing for even more atmospheric river storms following weeks of heavy rain that have devastated the state.

At least 17 people have died as a result of the storms so far.

As of January 11, over 51,000 customers were without power, according to PowerOutage.us.

The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that the San Francisco Bay area is under a wind advisory until 7 p.m.

Gusty southerly winds combine with saturated soils will result in a higher likelihood for down trees, National Weather Service, via Fox News.

In the North Bay, a flood watch was issued, with the forecast of additional rains increasing concerns of flooding.

On January 10, Interstate 80 was shut down as snow blanketed the highway and created unsafe traffic conditions.

According to Governor Gavin Newsom, the death toll associated with the string of storms is likely to rise.

According to Governor Gavin Newsom, the death toll associated with the string of storms is likely to rise.

Newsom noted that over half of the 58 counties in the state had been declared disaster areas.

We’re not out of the woods, and we expect these storms to continue until the 18th, in many different shapes and forms. We expect, at minimum, three more of these atmospheric rivers in different shapes and forms. The magnitude of this is not isolated, Gavin Newsom, California Governor, via Fox News


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