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LIVE BLOG: Tracking California's winter storms

Published January 4, 2023 at 3:45 PM PST

Use these helpful tools to track storm-related incidents:

- Follow weather updates from the National Weather Service Hanford office. This may be the best way to track the storm’s path and how much rain or snow is falling. 

- Check power outages from PG&E and Southern California Edison. The map feature lets you see where the outages are, and how many people are affected. 

- Check road conditions using the CalTrans Quickmap. Different icons mean different things, so look closely. Webcams also let you see real-time conditions. 

- Follow CalTrans District 6 for updates on Twitter. You’ll be updated with major roadway hazards in the Valley and foothills. 

Southern California Edison recommends staying aware of flooding, broken tree limbs and downed power lines. The utility also suggests keeping a battery-operated radio, flashlights and fresh batteries handy. Stay mindful of unattended space heaters and place generators outdoors, the company says.

PG&E also recommends keeping fresh drinking water and a backup phone on hand — and if you experience an outage, unplug electrical appliances to avoid overloading circuits once power is restored.