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Winter snow storm in California brings worries over rain, snow, floods

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A massive winter storm hit the state of California on election day, worrying residents that rain, snow, and floods could cause major issues.

The state has been facing a major drought and flash flooding was a fear among areas that suffered wildfires.

Others feared the heavy winter storm could impact voter turnout.

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The heaviest rain was expected to happen Tuesday in Orange County.

The storm is expected to last until the middle of the week, and despite worries others are hoping the rain could put out some fires already happening this wildfire season.

Flooding and other issues are already causing huge issues, including death.

On Tuesday a homeless man was found dead in a concrete channel in San Bernardino County, according to My Twin Tiers.

Five other people were carried away by flooding rainwaters in the channel. Some people were rescued by firefighters, but two others still remain missing.

A mandatory evacuation was issued in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the Fish Fire burn scar area. The spot has about 25 homes.

Canyon areas are facing evacuation orders as well in the Bond Fire burn scar area located in the Santa Ana Mountains.

1 to 3 inches of rainfall are expected through Wednesday in the L.A. coast and valley areas. Up to 5 inches could land in the foothills and mountains. In the mountains where elevations are over 6,000 feet, there could be 6 to 12 inches of snow fall. Some local areas could see as much as 20 inches.

A winter storm warning has been issued for the Lake Tahoe area, with driving almost impossible.

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