California keeps wary eye on flooding after powerful storm


              Angelo Coric points to where water levels rose after severe flooding on New Year's Day in San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. The Bay Area transitioned to cleaning mode after near-record rainfall hit San Francisco. (Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Moored boats are seen in Lake Tahoe as a coat of fresh snow is seen on a mountain the morning after a winter storm pelted the region with a large amount of snow, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Vehicles travel along a snow-lined U.S. Route 50 the morning after a winter storm pelted the region with a large amount of snow, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Jenny Wapner embraces Chef Mamiko Kobayashi at Rintaro on New Year's Day in San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. The Bay Area transitioned to cleaning mode after near-record rainfall hit San Francisco. The restaurant was flooded with several feet of water. (Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Tree branches block a road in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
            
              A fallen tree blocks the street next to Fort Sutter Medical Complex in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (AP Photo/Sophie Austin)
            
              From left, Rintaro employees Aaron Linenberger and Akiko Mochizuki clean up from Saturday's floodwater at the restaurant on New Year's Day in San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. The Bay Area transitioned to cleaning mode after near-record rainfall hit San Francisco. The restaurant was flooded with several feet of water. (Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Bryon Wilson, left, helps a customer remove snow accumulated on a vehicle at Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa the morning after a winter storm pelted the region with a large amount of snow, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Bryon Wilson, right, helps Shobhit, last name withheld, left, remove snow accumulated on a vehicle at Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa the morning after a winter storm pelted the region with a large amount of snow, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              A snow plow works to clear snow on a road, the morning after a winter storm pelted the region with a large amount of snow, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Angelo Coric points to where water levels rose after severe flooding on New Year's Day in San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. The Bay Area transitioned to cleaning mode after near-record rainfall hit San Francisco. (Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Moored boats are seen in Lake Tahoe as a coat of fresh snow is seen on a mountain the morning after a winter storm pelted the region with a large amount of snow, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Vehicles travel along a snow-lined U.S. Route 50 the morning after a winter storm pelted the region with a large amount of snow, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Jenny Wapner embraces Chef Mamiko Kobayashi at Rintaro on New Year's Day in San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. The Bay Area transitioned to cleaning mode after near-record rainfall hit San Francisco. The restaurant was flooded with several feet of water. (Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Tree branches block a road in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
            
              A fallen tree blocks the street next to Fort Sutter Medical Complex in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (AP Photo/Sophie Austin)
            
              From left, Rintaro employees Aaron Linenberger and Akiko Mochizuki clean up from Saturday's floodwater at the restaurant on New Year's Day in San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. The Bay Area transitioned to cleaning mode after near-record rainfall hit San Francisco. The restaurant was flooded with several feet of water. (Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Bryon Wilson, left, helps a customer remove snow accumulated on a vehicle at Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa the morning after a winter storm pelted the region with a large amount of snow, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Bryon Wilson, right, helps Shobhit, last name withheld, left, remove snow accumulated on a vehicle at Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa the morning after a winter storm pelted the region with a large amount of snow, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              A snow plow works to clear snow on a road, the morning after a winter storm pelted the region with a large amount of snow, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by Caltrans District 3, several large boulders lie in the street that fell onto Highway 50 just east of Kyburz during a storm in El Dorado National Park, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. Fortunately, no vehicles were hit. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              Nurse Katie Leonard, left, assists Scott Mathers, right, as they rescue Mathers' mother, Patsy Costello, 88, after being trapped in her vehicle for over an hour on Astrid Drive in Pleasant Hill, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Costello drove her car on the flooded street thinking she could make it when it stalled in the two feet of water. After two hours the water had receded about a foot making it easier to rescue her. Police were called but stood by and watched after calling in a tow truck to help pull the car out of the water. Nurse Katie Leonard, of Pleasant Hill, lives down the block used her kayak to bring Costello hot tea, blankets, food and a phone to call a friend. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3, California Department of Transportation crews clear the road on Highway 50 over Echo Summit for avalanche control work in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This Saturday, Dec 31, 2022, photo released by Caltrans District 3 shows vehicles stranded for several hours waiting for to clean up the roadway at Highway 50 closed at Sand Flat to Meyers due to weather conditions in Pyramid Creek, Calif. Highway 50 is now back open to traffic. Interstate 80 remains closed. California was drying out and digging out on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              This image taken Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 and released by California Highway Patrol Truckee, vehicles stranded are stranded along Interstate 80 at the Nevada State line and Colfax, Calif. Driving conditions are dangerous and treacherous, travel is not advised. There are dozens and dozens of vehicles stuck on the freeway and county roads, and we are responding to calls as Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (California Highway Patrol Truckee via AP)
            
              This Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, photo released by Caltrans District 3, shows Sierra highway back open but chain controls remain in effect as crews clean up in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)
            
              Three vehicles are submerged on Dillard Road west of Highway 99 in south Sacramento County in Wilton, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, after heavy rains on New Year's Eve produced levee breaks. Saturday's system was warmer and wetter, while storms this week will be colder, said Hannah Chandler-Cooley, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sacramento. The Sacramento region could receive a total of 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 centimeters) of rain over the week, Chandler-Cooley said. (Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
            
              Nurse Katie Leonard, left, hands a cup of hot tea to Patsy Costello, 88, as she sits trapped in her vehicle for over an hour on Astrid Drive in Pleasant Hill, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Costello drove her car on the flooded street thinking she could make it when it stalled in the two feet of water. After two hours the water had receded about a foot making it easier to rescue her. Police were called but stood by and watched after calling in a tow truck to help pull the car out of the water. Nurse Katie Leonard, of Pleasant Hill, lives down the block used her kayak to bring Costello hot tea, blankets, food and a phone to call a friend. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP)
            
              Pedestrians walk along a road as a snow plow works in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. A winter storm warning has been issued for the greater Lake Tahoe area until Sunday. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Traffic maneuvers around a fallen tree after a it was blown over by a passing storm in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
            
              Traffic maneuvers around a fallen tree after a it was blown over by a passing storm in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. California was drying out and digging out on New Year's Day after a powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of the state, snarling traffic and closing highways. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
California keeps wary eye on flooding after powerful storm