Food, shelter available in the event of an extended power outage
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 — As Lassen County residents brace for what USA Today calls the “fiercest storm in five years,” help is available locally should the power go out.
The Pineapple Express, a river of warm, moisture-laden air that originates near Hawaii in the Southern Pacific Ocean is expected to pump lots of moisture toward the West Coast with wind, rain and snow in the next few days. If that’s not enough, a flood watch is also in effect through Friday evening for a portion of Northeastern California including the Lassen Volcanic National Park area in Lassen County. The danger is especially high in areas that recently experienced wildfires.
A high wind warning also is in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 2 p.m. Thursday, especially below 6,500 feet.Add a comment