Deadly Flooding and Mudslides Hit the West Coast

ABC News meteorologist Rob Marciano brings the latest on the extreme weather live from California.
2:45 | 01/09/17

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globes later. That deadly storm causing major flooding and mudslides. Take a live look at this river in Reno, Nevada. Right now, oh, 13 states from California to Michigan are facing weather alerts and, ginger, you know, she's here. Reno has had their ninth wettest month or wettest month actually in nine years so that's a huge deal. Check this out. Los Angeles seeing flood advisories and warnings getting blasted with the rain earlier this morning. Look at the pictures from over the weekend. San Bruno, kale, the tree on the car. All this moisture deep in the tropics getting poured onto parts of northern California. Those weather alerts stretch into the rockies and that storm actually making its way to the great Lakes but right here in the bay area, in napa in the heart of the flood warning my partner in weather, rob Marciano, good morning, rob. Reporter: Good morning, ginger, the rain finally stopped here but it's hard to describe how heavy the rain came down last 24 hours and how the landscape has changed. The river in napa not usually well here. The rising waterways across northern California have forced a lot of people to scramble. Overnight the powerful storm slamming the west coast wreaking havoc for thoses on the roads. More than ten inches submerging streets leaving many stranded. Watch as firefighters flip over this SUV with their bare hands. Rescue swimmers and divers dispatched in Oakland after this taxi plunged into an estuary. The driver one of four killed in this deadly storm. In napa, the river rising ten feet in just seven hours. Look at the amount of water spilling over this dam and blasting down this hill. Mudslides making highways like interstate 80 impassable. The storm bringing powerful wind gusts over 60 miles an hour toppling trees, littering highways along the coast. This giant sequoia hollowed out in 1880 historically known as pioneer cabin tree collapsed after weekend storms tore through sequoia national park and in Reno Nevada. Evacuate the area. Reporter: The governor glaring a state of emergency. The river relentlessly rising more than 1,000 homes evacuated as it braces for the worst flooding in a decade. In Oregon, the same storm spreading ice across the roads there. Oregon state police troopers responding to more than 750 traffic incidents statewide and just the past 36 hours. Back here in napa, this is a new park, actually designed to be a floodway. A $400 million project put in place since the devastating flood in 2005. So far, it is working. They hope that continues as we look for our next storm that arrives here tomorrow. George. It is going to have to be strong. Thanks very much.

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