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California braces up for more severe storm

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California is bracing for more severe weather this week after 10 people died, with forecasters warning of an incoming relentless parade of cyclones.

Governor Gavin Newsom said the US state has already suffered a week of torrential downpours and damaging winds that killed 12 people in 10 days,

More than 120,000 people are still without power as of Monday morning.

The governor warned on Sunday that the most brutal weather is due in the next 48 hours.

“We expect to see the worst of it still ahead of us,” Governor Newsom said at a news conference. “Don’t test fate.”

BBC says this new round of severe weather will bring heavy rain on already flooded rivers, damaging winds that are expected to topple trees and power lines, and heavy snow in northeast California.

The US National Weather Service (NWS) said the heaviest and most widespread rain will likely occur around Tuesday morning and afternoon, and have issued a flood warning in areas around Los Angeles, including Orange County and the San Bernardino County Mountains.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Julian Osamoto