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California Braces for Heavy Rain in Wildfire-Burned Areas

Crews in Northern California cleared drainage ways and removed ash and sediment from creeks and streams in wildfire-burned areas Wednesday ahead of heavy rain that could unleash devastating debris flows. A watershed emergency response team worked in the area of Paradise, a town leveled by a deadly blaze, to identify spots that could be prone to flash floods and mudslides and utilities employees removed burned trees that could topple, said Butte County spokeswoman Callie Lutz. The town...

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