Floods and Flooding

After 'pretty extraordinary' snowfall, Sierra Nevada braces for another battering from atmospheric river

After 'pretty extraordinary' snowfall, Sierra Nevada braces for another battering from atmospheric river

Across the Sierra Nevada this weekend, residents and officials are assessing the damage from a series of powerful storms before a new round from the atmospheric river arrives next week.

Some homes in northern Sierra communities have been left without power for more than a week because of this week’s blizzard, which locals say has been the worst in a decade.

“We had over 10 feet of snow in portions of the community. Everyone had at least 3 to 5 feet of snow, all in about a two-day period. And that’s a pretty extraordinary level of snow,” said Truckee Donner Public Utility District spokesman Steven Poncelet.

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