BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Strong winds and rain knocked down trees and branches, bringing scattered power outages throughout the region.
The strong winds and rain knocked a down tree across a road in Chico last night. This was near Orient and west 8th Street.
Crews there say the ground was saturated, uprooting the tree that was top-heavy with rain.
"I'm going to assume that the ground is over-saturated with water due to the rain and the high winds tore this thing out of the ground," said Mark Mcginnis, a neighbor in the area of central Chico. "You've got old roots, old trees in the city, a lot of concrete and a lot of other infrastructures that are around that doesn't give a lot of room once the water's in there."
High winds also brought a power pole crashing down into an RV in central Chico. No injuries were reported.