A major storm is set to impact Northern California Wednesday Night through Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement on the impact that can be expected which says it’s likely that the combination of heavy rain and very windy conditions will bring widespread power outages, downed trees and urban, small river and stream flooding, with flash flooding possible.
KNCO meteorologist Dan Holiday says he hasn’t seen a storm model this strong in a long time.
The National Weather Service is expecting precipitation to begin Wednesday night and continue through Friday with the heaviest precipitation expected Thursday.
Nevada County’s Office Of Emergency Services Director Vic Ferrera says the county is already making preparations for the upcoming storm.
The county will have sand available for people who are concerned about rain runoff flooding their property.
The sand is already on site at East Broad Street at Hwy 49, Higgins Fire Department will have sand available by this afternoon and Ferrera says the sand for North San Juan is expected to be delivered tomorrow morning.
Ferrera says people also need to prepare for power outages, so check flashlight batteries,and if you have ATand T phone service, make sure you have a phone that plugs directly into the wall as those answering machine phones will not work in a power outage. People who have cell phones are also encouraged to prepare.
Ferrera also says once the storm starts, if you don’t have to be on the road, don’t go on the road.