SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14 (UPI) — California residents, pelted by one of the biggest October rains in memory in the Bay Area, were bracing for more bad weather Wednesday, meteorologists said.
One-day records for rainfall were shattered in the Bay Area Tuesday as tens of thousands of people lost power, roads were choked with traffic and hundreds of car crashes were reported, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The Web site said rainfall amounts approached 10 inches in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where 80 homes were ordered evacuated for fear of mudslides and what historians called the area’s worst October storm since 1962. Officials said San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Livermore all set single-day October rainfall records, with nearly 4 inches falling in downtown Oakland.
Accuweather.com said heavy rains would push farther south Wednesday into the Los Angeles Basin. KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, said Los Angeles County could receive between 2 to 4 inches of rain from the storm, while Santa Barbara county could get 3- to 6 inches.
Rain and flooding were also forecast for metro Atlanta, where forecasters predicted 1 and 3 inches of rain that could swell the city’s already swollen rivers and waterlogged soil, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
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