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Northern California Braces for Heavy Rains, More Floods


Northern California's wine-making region is bracing for more flooding as a second wave of rainstorms approaches.

Residents of Napa and Sonoma are still recovering from Saturday's storms, which dumped about 17 centimeters of rains in some places, swelling rivers, causing mudslides and flooding downtown areas.

Another wave of storms is expected to dump even more rain in the region. Officials continue to urge people to go to higher ground.

The Russian and Napa rivers have now receded from flood levels and officials do not expect the additional rains to again cause them to breach their banks.

But the storms are threatening the streak of good weather for Pasadena's annual Rose Bowl parade Monday before the College Football Championship game. It has not rained during the event since 1955.

Some information for this report provided by AP .