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More Storms on Way, Soaked Calif. Declares Emergency

Flooding, landslides expected in 'extraordinary' weather
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 22, 2010 8:43 AM CST

(Newser) – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency in much of southern California amid “extraordinary and continuing rainfall,” CNN reports. Another in a series of storms is expected to bring more flooding and landslides; the declaration authorizes state agencies to help local ones in addressing the weather. Many areas have already seen more than 10 inches of rain over five days.

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"We could be looking at as much as 8 inches more of rain in the southern California area,” says an official. (Read more California stories.)

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