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Heavy NorCal rains and aftermath of high winds, thousands still without power, damage from fallen trees

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KCRA 3 brings together all the information you need to get a head start on your day. Here you’ll find what you missed overnight, what’s happening throughout the day, forecasts and how your journey is progressing. You can also watch our morning newscasts live from 4am to 10am here. Northern California is dealing with the aftermath of heavy rains and high winds over the weekend that caused flooding and knocked out power for thousands of people. Dozens of people have been rescued after their cars got stuck on Highway 99 in Sacramento County when the Cosumnes River flooded the roadway south of Elk Grove. First responders searched for at least one missing person and the Cosumnes Fire Department told KCRA 3 the search found a body in a submerged vehicle near Dillard Road. Learn more here. Power returns for some SMUD customers after more than 145,000 people lose power in Sacramento | Power returned to some Sacramento-area customers on Sunday after more than 145,000 people were plunged into darkness on New Year’s Eve. SMUD warned of weather-related outages due to high winds and rain on his website. SMUD told KCRA 3 that the outages were mainly due to falling trees which knocked down several power lines in the area due to high winds. Read more here. Fallen trees damage homes and block streets in Sacramento after storm | High winds from Saturday night’s storm toppled trees in the Sacramento area, causing damage to several vehicles and homes in the area. A tree fell on the home of Joseph Montiel, which is in the Rosemont area of ​​Sacramento County. Montiel said neighbors told him the tree fell moments after he and his pregnant wife left their home to go to the store on Saturday night. “We were very lucky to have left three minutes early,” Montiel said. The front of Montiel’s house is destroyed, but he counts his blessings that no one was hurt. Read more here.5.4 earthquake shakes Humboldt County near Rio Dell | A moderate earthquake on New Year’s Day rocked the northern California region where a stronger quake nearly two weeks ago killed two people and left extensive damage, authorities said. The earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck at 10:35 a.m. Sunday about 9 miles southeast of Rio Dell in Humboldt County, according to the US Geological Survey. Read more here. The body of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is on display as thousands of people lined up before dawn on Monday to pay their respects. The doors of St. Peter’s Basilica opened to the public at 9 a.m. when the first worshipers entered. Read more here. Avengers star Jeremy Renner seriously injured while shoveling snow in Nevada | ‘The Avengers’ star Jeremy Renner is being treated for serious injuries sustained while shoveling snow, the actor’s rep has said. Renner, 51, is in critical condition although stable, the actor’s rep said Sunday. No further details on the extent of Renner’s injuries were available. Read more here.FDA Decision on Investigational Alzheimer’s Drug Expected This Week | The U.S. Food and Drug Administration could decide this week whether to grant expedited approval to lecanemab, an experimental dementia drug, according to Eisai and Biogen, the companies that make the drug. Lecanemab – one of the first experimental dementia drugs to appear to slow the progression of cognitive decline – has been shown to have ‘potential’ as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, according to Phase 3 trial results, but has raised safety concerns due to its association with certain serious diseases. adverse events, including brain swelling and bleeding. Read more here. Biden to promote bipartisanship as he returns to a changed Washington | President Joe Biden, after returning to a politically reshaped Washington this week, will join senior Republican officials in announcing his infrastructure bill as he seeks bipartisan cooperation in a new era of divided government. Wednesday’s event in Kentucky, which will include Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, aims to highlight the importance of the massive public works package Biden signed into law in 2021. For more, click here. TODAY’S WEATHER OUTLOOK Meteorologist Eileen Javora says rain will return Monday afternoon, but it won’t be anything like the weekend storm that caused widespread flooding and power outages in Northern California. It’s likely to stay dry until about 1pm, with temps in the 40s by 9am, mid-40s by 11am and hitting the upper 40s by 3pm LIVE TRAFFIC MAP (Users app, click here to see our interactive traffic map.) DOWNLOAD OUR APP FOR THE LATEST Here is where you can download our app.

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WHAT HAPPENS AT NORCAL

Northern California storm updates: Flash flood warning extends, 1 dead found, widespread power outages in Sacramento | Northern California is dealing with the aftermath of heavy rains and high winds over the weekend that caused flooding and knocked out power for thousands of people. Dozens of people have been rescued after their cars got stuck on Highway 99 in Sacramento County when the Cosumnes River flooded the roadway south of Elk Grove. First responders searched for at least one missing person and the Cosumnes Fire Department told KCRA 3 the search found a body in a submerged vehicle near Dillard Road. Learn more here.

Power returns for some SMUD customers after more than 145,000 power outages in Sacramento | Power returned to some Sacramento-area customers on Sunday after more than 145,000 people were plunged into darkness on New Year’s Eve. SMUD warned of weather-related outages due to high winds and rain on his website. SMUD told KCRA 3 that the outages were mainly due to falling trees which knocked down several power lines in the area due to high winds. Learn more here.

Fallen trees damage homes and block Sacramento streets after storm | High winds from Saturday night’s storm toppled trees in the Sacramento area, causing damage to several vehicles and homes in the area. A tree fell on the home of Joseph Montiel, which is in the Rosemont area of ​​Sacramento County. Montiel said neighbors told him the tree fell moments after he and his pregnant wife left their home to go to the store on Saturday night. “We were very lucky to have left three minutes early,” Montiel said. The front of Montiel’s house is destroyed, but he counts his blessings that no one was hurt. Learn more here.

5.4 earthquake shakes Humboldt County near Rio Dell | A moderate earthquake on New Year’s Day rocked the northern California region where a stronger quake nearly two weeks ago killed two people and left extensive damage, authorities said. The earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck at 10:35 a.m. Sunday about 9 miles southeast of Rio Dell in Humboldt County, according to the US Geological Survey. Learn more here.

WHAT HAPPENS ELSEWHERE

The body of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on display at the Vatican | The body of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is on display as thousands of people lined up before dawn on Monday to pay their respects. The doors of St. Peter’s Basilica opened to the public at 9 a.m. when the first worshipers entered. Learn more here.

‘Avengers’ star Jeremy Renner seriously injured while clearing snow in Nevada | ‘The Avengers’ star Jeremy Renner is being treated for serious injuries sustained while shoveling snow, the actor’s rep has said. Renner, 51, is in critical condition although stable, the actor’s rep said Sunday. No further details on the extent of Renner’s injuries were available. Learn more here.

FDA decision on experimental Alzheimer’s drug expected this week | The U.S. Food and Drug Administration could decide this week whether to grant expedited approval to lecanemab, an experimental dementia drug, according to Eisai and Biogen, the companies that make the drug. Lecanemab – one of the first experimental dementia drugs to appear to slow the progression of cognitive decline – has been shown to have ‘potential’ as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, according to Phase 3 trial results, but has raised safety concerns due to its association with certain serious diseases. adverse events, including brain swelling and bleeding. Learn more here.

Biden to promote bipartisanship as he returns to a changed Washington | President Joe Biden, after returning to a politically reshaped Washington this week, will join senior Republican officials in announcing his infrastructure bill as he seeks bipartisan cooperation in a new era of divided government. Wednesday’s event in Kentucky, which will include Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, aims to highlight the importance of the massive public works package Biden signed into law in 2021. Learn more here.

TODAY’S WEATHER OUTLOOK

Meteorologist Eileen Javora says the rain will return Monday afternoon, but it won’t be anything like the weekend storm that caused widespread flooding and power outages in Northern California. It will likely stay dry until about 1 p.m., with temperatures in the 40s by 9 a.m., mid-40s by 11 a.m. and peaking in the upper 40s by 3 p.m.

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