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California braces for monster storm

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 00:58

A major storm packing intense rain and winds is set to pound southern California. Linda So reports.

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Laying down sandbags, bracing for a massive storm. People in Southern California are preparing for what could be the strongest storm to hit the region in years. A system that could bring flooding, mudslides, rockslides and power outages. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, SAYING: "It may not come down, it may come down, who knows the whole mountain may come down. Who knows?" Major cities like Los Angeles and San Diego could get socked with more than an inch of rain an hour. Emergency responders are standing by. SOUNDBITE: CAPTAIN DANIEL CURRY, LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT, SAYING: "We have 49 people on this department that are trained up to - as swift water technicians, so we are going to have four teams available tomorrow." Rain is also expected in Northern California, where officials have been keeping close watch on the Oroville Dam. 200-thousand people were evacuated earlier in the week after fears the dam's emergency spillways would fail and cause catastrophic flooding. Officials are now confident the upcoming storm is unlikely to threaten the spillway.

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California braces for monster storm

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 00:58