California Braces for Nasty Storm (Video)


As heavy rain and strong winds bear down on America's most populous state, raising fears of flooding and mudslides cause residents of northern California to fill sandbags ready for another hit in a series of powerful storms.

Forecasters say heavy rain and strong winds could lash the mountain coastal areas of America's most populous state on Sunday. In this mountain town, Truckee, residents are watching anxiously as the local river continues to rise. Parts of California could get up to 14 inches (36cm) of rain, prompting warnings of mudslides and flooding.

Officials have also issued high wind advisories, saying gusts could reach 80 miles an hour (129kph).

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