Nightly News | December 02, 2012
>>> now to round three of those severe storms in northern california and other parts of the west tonight. homeowners on alert as rivers threatened all day to swell over their banks. miguel is in the sierra nevada town of truckee along the river there.
>> reporter: tonight the truckee river is raging, take a look at the surging water line . it actually is above flood stage , washington county remains in the state of emergency but every home in this area sits well above the cresting water line . the storm has been battering this region for several days, this is the third storm system to hit the area in just five days. this mountain community caught a break today when steady rain turned into a blanket of snow. less water worked its way into the raging river . thousands lost power after the storm, knocked down trees and flooded roads. while in san francisco , rail transit lost power for several hours during the height of today's storm. but the biggest concern was the truckee river where homeowners narrowly