Torrential rain, winds and mudslides slam the West Coast

The heavy rains triggered mudslides along the Pacific Coast Highway and more than 250,000 people were left without power across Washington due to the storms.
2:39 | 01/07/19

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Let's turn to the weather threat. Two powerful storms moving into the west as millions try to recover from head I have rain. Mudslides and snow trapping drivers and knocking out power. Matt Gutman has more on all this. Good morning, Matt. Reporter: Good morning, Cecilia. That wind was powerful enough to uproot enormous Douglas firs. There was so much damage to powerlines from trees that there are still thousands without electricity this morning. Those ferocious west coast winds Sunday knock down trees and limbs which ripped into power lines. DL there went the power. Reporter: Transformers blown and power lines incinerated in a cascade of sparks and blue light. More than 250,000 people left without power on Sunday. Across Washington state, 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts plucking trees from the ground. Slamminginto homes. That storm also bringing snow and whiteout conditions. Backing up traffic on I-80 for miles. Snow pummeling the Sierra Nevada. Farther south, strong winds, up to 70 miles per hour sending high tides into the San Francisco bay area. Funnel clouds seen from Santa Cruz to the coast of Long Beach. Torrential rains swamping roads, triggering mudslides near the woolsey fire burn Zones. Vehicles trapped in up to four feet of mud and debris. Crews bulldozing them out of the muck. Gnat weather has mostly cleared. There are millions along the west coast bracing for another two additional storms. The first of those is set to hit tomorrow. I'm told power crews will be out in force before that storm hits. Cecilia? Matt will be a long day over there. To ginger now with the latest on the two storms closing in on the west. Good morning. Good morning. The last thing people want to hear after their car is smashed or they wake up like my cousin did in Sacramento with water, rainwater in her drawer because there's a tree through her bathroom, the last thing you want to hear is that there's more to come. On alert from Washington to parts of New York, Pennsylvania, and Maine. There's three lined up with the one already on shore. Tuesday is theig day forhe next E, especially northern California. Heavy rains. Inches of rain that happened quickly. By the time this is all said and done, up to four feet of snow in the Sierra, George. Now Washington where the

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