Powerful storm begins to pound the North State

Dec 11, 2014 8:34 AM by News Staff

Heavy rain is falling on the North State as a major Pacific storm pushes through California.

A Flood Advisory has been issued for western Shasta County and western Tehama County until 7:45 a.m. after Boulder Creek began overflowing and flooding area roadways. A Flood Advisory indicates there is flooding of streams and creeks in the area as well as pounding and flooding on roadways.

Officials recommend that people stay off the roads if possible and if you have to travel, take it slow and keep your eyes open for any hazards.

In Redding, we've already seen over two inches of rain and wind gusts up to 48 mph, while in Red Bluff, we've seen nearly two inches of rain with winds gusting to 47 mph. The National Weather Service says 4½ inches of rain has been reported in Sonoma County, and flood warnings are in effect early Thursday for points along the Russian and Navarro rivers in Mendocino County and the Eel River in Humboldt County.

Some tree damage and roadway flooding has been reported in the region. Winds will continue to pick up over the next few hours.


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