Firefighters Rescue People Across California As Winter Storm Leaves Path Of Destruction

Residual rainfall from what became one of the wettest storms in Southern California history is still causing problems in Northern California. Many roads in Tehama County and Glenn County remain closed due to flooding. The Tehama County Sheriff’s Department and Cal-Fire had to rescue several people and animals from Spider Island in the middle of the Sacramento River in Red Bluff. A few scattered power outages remain to be serviced in Shasta County, but there are tens of thousands of PG&E customers with no electricity in Butte County, as well as Colusa, Sutter, Lake, and Mendocino Counties and in the Bay Area and Central Coast. The winds that caused those outages were recorded by the Weather Service at more than 60 miles an hour in many areas of Shasta County, and gusts of 72 miles an hour were recorded in the Mountain Gate area. Rains in Southern California are easing off but forecasters say floods are still possible and saturated ground raises the threat of potentially deadly landslides. Most of Southern California remains under flood watches. By Monday night, Downtown Los Angeles had received nearly half its annual rainfall total in just two days.