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California Power Outage Map as Nearly 600,000 People Impacted

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The fierce winter storms ravaging California knocked out power for more than 850,000 customers on Sunday, with more than 562,000 still without electricity today.

The lights have gone out across a swathe of the state from Sacramento to just north of Los Angeles as the region was deluged with heavy rains and severe winds.

It comes as the National Weather Service warned that “locally catastrophic and life-threatening flooding is expected” in some parts, while others areas have seen dangerous mudflows and landslides.

A man rescues a dog from a flooded home in Merced, California, January 2023. Nearly 600,000 people are still without power in the state due to fierce storms.

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Authorities have asked some residents to leave their homes for safety reasons, with celebrities among those facing evacuation as a result of the life-threatening weather system barreling across the state.

A website tracking power outages across the U.S. has published a map showing the areas that have been hit. Some 562,233 customers have lost power, according to poweroutage.us. The map can be seen below.

The areas shaded red mean that 60 to 100 per cent of customers there have lost power, while yellow and orange shading means that 10 to 30 percent of customers have been affected. Blue areas mean that between 0 and 9 percent have been hit.

Power outage map California
This graphic shows the areas hit by power outages following the winter storms. Areas shaded orange or red have been the worst-hit.

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This is a developing story and will be updated.