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Shelters Readied In Case Flooding Forces Evacuations

Published On: Nov 29 2012 11:08:55 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 29 2012 02:18:30 PM CST
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NORTHSTATE, Calif. -

Forecasters say another powerful storm is moving into Northern California today and a third expected on Saturday is likely to bring the most rain.

Wednesday's storm knocked out power in some areas and caused accidents on slick streets and highways. The National Weather Service is warning of possible flooding of small rivers and streams by Friday and into the weekend.

Officials in Tehama County are warning people in low-lying areas to be prepared for flooding. A flood watch was issued for people near Bend Bridge,  Red Bluff Diversion Dam, Tehama Bridge and Woodson Bridge.   

Displaced people can go to the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff and the Veterans Halls in Corning and Los Molinos.

The American Red Cross of Northeastern California has identified shelter sites throughout Shasta and Tehama counties that are available in the event of evacuations due to flooding in coming days.  

The Red Cross is closely monitoring the weather and will open and staff these shelters if local officials feel that evacuations become necessary.  Shelters in other counties will also be made available at the direction of local officials.