Placer County Officials Urge Residents To Be Prepared For Winter Storms

Auburn, CA…Placer County officials are urging residents to be prepared for a series of winter
storms that will arrive later this week.
Placer County Assistant Director of Emergency Services Rui Cunha emphasized residents
should take steps each year to prepare for wet, windy winter weather.

“Storms sometimes bring heavy snow, major power outages, high winds, downed trees,
localized stream flooding, back-country avalanches and other challenges,” he said.
“The effects are tough to predict, so it is important that residents be ready for
whatever happens. Preparedness and planning also bring peace of mind.”

The National Weather Service expects wet, windy weather to begin Wednesday and last
through the weekend. Heavy precipitation with prolonged high rainfall rates is expected
to start Thursday.