Death Toll from California Storms Rises to 16, Governor Says

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Death Toll from California Storms Rises to 16, Governor Says

Forecasters say the onslaught of storms is expected to last at least another week

Rescue crews assisted stranded residents in a flooded neighborhood in Merced, Calif., on Tuesday.

Rescue crews assisted stranded residents in a flooded neighborhood in Merced, Calif., on Tuesday. JOSH EDELSON/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

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By Alicia A. CaldwellFollow and Alyssa LukpatFollow

Updated Jan. 10, 2023 6:37 pm ETPRINTTEXT

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Evacuation orders for thousands of people across California were lifted on Tuesday following the latest in a series of storms that has killed 16 people in the rain-soaked state.

The storm moved toward Southern California this week after beginning on Sunday night around the San Francisco Bay Area, forecasters said. The northern part of the state has experienced the brunt of the four earlier storms, which have caused widespread power outages and floods since Christmas.

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