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Preparing for the storm: At home and on the road, be ready for rush of water, mud

Sacramento Bee Staff

What to expect from once-in-a-decade storm poised to hammer Northern California

The National Weather Service in Sacramento says the upcoming weekend storm predicted to slam into Northern California and beyond on Jan. 7-9, 2017, will bring conditions not seen since 2005. Flooding, mud slides and downed power lines causing out
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The National Weather Service in Sacramento says the upcoming weekend storm predicted to slam into Northern California and beyond on Jan. 7-9, 2017, will bring conditions not seen since 2005. Flooding, mud slides and downed power lines causing out

The punch of a storm heavier than anything in the region since 2005 is predicted to land on Sacramento and Northern California beginning Friday. Experts offer warnings about what could result and suggestions for staying safe.

This animated video from the National Weather Service is part of "Turn Around, Don't Drown" campaign put forward by the National Weather Service. It shows the potential danger presented when vehicles are driven into flooded conditions and offers a

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Here’s why it’s going to get so wet.

With an atmospheric river heading straight for Northern California, it seems the right time to look closer at just what that phenomenon is.

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December storms offered an example of how the influx of rain and runoff can affect the Sacramento River.

Storms that swept through Northern California in December washed trees and junk down the Sacramento River, causing concern for boaters.

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ON THE ROAD?: See real-time conditions for highways in Sacramento region

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Not a quick-hitting storm, the big fella swooping down on Northern California from the Pacific Ocean is expected to have dramatic impact on the region for several days. Blomster;Brian - Sacramento Sacramento

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Rivers and streams are threatened with flooding along some stretches as a major storm sweeps through Northern California Jan. 7-9, 2016. Blomster, Brian - Sacramento Sacramento

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