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

Sacramento Bee Staff

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.


Here’s why it’s going to get so wet.


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


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

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

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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