Sheriff urges Plumas residents to be prepared as storm rolls in

Plumas County Sheriff Todd Johns wants all residents to be prepared for the winter storm that is about to blast Northern California.

The National Weather Service is predicting periods of heavy rain that may produce isolated debris flows over several recent burn scars. Anyone near the burn scars of Dixie Fire West should be particularly vigilant.  The heaviest rainfall rates are forecast between 6 p.m. tonight, Jan. 4, and 8 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 5.
In addition to the heavy rain, strong damaging winds will likely bring down weakened and/or damaged trees. Johns is warning the public to be prepared for power outages – possible prolonged outages.
Motorists are advised to stay off the roadways during the overnight hours during the worst of this storm.
There are more storms on the horizon so residents should be prepared.