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Storm of the Decade Dumps Rain and Ice on Northern California

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Water covers one of several vehicles stranded in an Ashby Ave. in Berkeley, Calif., on Dec. 11.

A powerful storm churned through Northern California Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands and delaying commuters while soaking the region with much-needed rain.

Noah Berger / FR34727 AP
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Damage from the storm extended beyond California. A home sits off of its foundation in Washaway Beach, Wash., on Dec. 11.

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A toppled tree nearly hits a prominent statue in front of the Saint Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. on Dec. 11. Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Eric Guevin said the church was damaged, but no one was injured.

Capt. Chris Lucas / Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection Di
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Three people use a canoe to make their way through a flooded parking lot at a shopping center in Healdsburg, Calif., on Dec. 11.

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A vineyard is flooded along Highway 101 in Windsor, Calif., on Dec. 11.

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A Caltrans crew tries to clear a flooded stretch of Highway 101 in South San Francisco on Dec. 11.

Noah Berger / FR34727 AP
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A sign warns drivers of the road conditions on Donner Pass Road near Soda Springs, Calif., on Dec. 11. Several inches of snow fell in the Sierra Nevada forcing drivers without four-wheel drive vehicles to put on chains before crossing over Donner Summit.

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