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Storm Update: Colusa County Flood Evacuation Warning In Place

  

Update 3:54 p.m.: (AP) — A Pacific storm parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least two people.

The storm also affected areas farther north that have been lashed by rain for days.

Northwest of Sacramento, the Colusa County Sheriff's Office called for voluntary evacuations in Maxwell because of reports that rising water levels were threatening homes Saturday morning.

Video showed roads turned into streams of brown water that lapped at doorsteps but no injuries were reported.

Elsewhere, a man was found dead in a submerged vehicle Victorville, and in the Los Angeles area, a man was electrocuted when a tree downed power lines that hit his car.

The storm was expected to last until Saturday afternoon in Southern California.


Update 11:27 a.m.: The Red Cross of Northern California has opened evacuation centers for Colusa County residents after the Colusa County Sheriff issued an evacuation warning Saturday morning.

The sheriff's office said it began receiving calls around 2 a.m. Sunday morning that rising waters were threatening homes in the town of Maxwell.

The sheriff's office says Highway 99 is closed from the Glenn County Line to Williams, Maxwell Road is closed just west of the I-5 southbound on and off ramps, and many roads in the town of Maxwell are flooded.

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Another storm arriving Sunday night will potentially bring more flooding throughout northern California. The National Weather Service says that the storm, which is expected to last through Monday, will be the wettest in this series, bringing heavy rain at lower elevations and snow over mountain passes. The storm is also expected to bring strong, damaging winds.

The NWS issued a flood watch for interior northern California from Sunday evening though early Tuesday morning. The notice warns that heavy rains arriving Sunday could lead to significant rises in stream and river levels. Mudslides in higher areas could lead to road closures and travel delays.

- Capital Public Radio Staff


Original Post: (AP) - A Pacific storm parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least two people.

The storm also affected areas farther north that have been lashed by rain for days.

Northwest of Sacramento, the Colusa County Sheriff's Office called for voluntary evacuations in Maxwell because of reports that rising water levels were threatening homes Saturday morning.

Video showed roads turned into streams of brown water that lapped at doorsteps but no injuries were reported.

Elsewhere, a man was found dead in a submerged vehicle Victorville, and in the Los Angeles area, a man was electrocuted when a tree downed power lines that hit his car.

The storm was expected to last until Saturday afternoon in Southern California.