SACRAMENTO, Calif — Several cities open Community Resource/Warming Centers amid storm
Woodland is opening a Community Resource Center, while Nevada County and Fairfield are opening warming shelters amid ongoing power outages and continuing cold weather.
Woodland officials said residents could charge medical equipment and electronics at the Woodland Police Department's community room at 1000 Lincoln Street until 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Those looking for shelter from the cold in Fairfield can travel to City Church at 743 East Tabor Avenue, which is currently open to shelter homeless folks until 7 a.m. Friday. For those looking for warmth in the Nevada County area, Sierra Roots will keep non-congregate and congregate overflow emergency shelters open until Friday morning. The Sierra Roots shelter is located at 415 N. Pine Street, Nevada City.
West Sacramento power outages prompts Community Resource Center to open
Some outages in West Sacramento have now lasted more than 24 hours, causing the city to open a Community Resource Center at City Hall Galleria to meet the community's energy needs.
From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily as long as power is out, people can charge critical medical equipment or electronics and get water at the center. There is still no timeline for when power will be restored to West Sacramento neighborhoods.
At the same time, West Sacramento Fire Department said it had received over 70 calls through the night from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning, mostly related to downed trees and power lines.
Extreme weather conditions continue in Sacramento, San Joaquin and Sierras
NWS Sacramento is warning of possible isolated thunderstorms in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley regions, which could bring hail, lightning and thunder to the area.
The thunderstorms are predicted for 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and stretch from the Bay Area to the Sacramento area and down into Stockton and Modesto.
Up in the Sierras, an extreme avalanche warning is in effect until 7 a.m. on Friday as strong winds and heavy snowfall continue.
The massive winter storm in Northern California continues to bring rain, wind and snow to the area.
According to National Weather Service Sacramento, conditions on 1-80 are "continuing to deteriorate" as more snow falls in the Kingvale area. A Blizzard Warning is in effect for the Sierras until 4 a.m. on Friday.
Chains are required for all vehicles driving on Highway 50 from Pollock Pines eastward and from west of Kyburz to Meyers, excepting vehicles with four-wheel drive and snow tires.
For much the Sacramento Valley region, rain is expected to continue Thursday and well into night. This presents a risk of flooding, especially in areas where there are burn scars from previous wildfires. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto.
Power outages are still ongoing in the Northern California region as well for Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Pacific Gas & Electric customers. As of 6 a.m. Thursday morning, 17,230 SMUD customers are without power. PG&E is also reporting high numbers of outages. For instance, as of 6.a.m., Stockton has 9,966 customers without power across the city.
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