msnbc | December 01, 2012
>>> the west coast is bracing for more stormy weather . residents in northern california made preparations as rise river waters started to threaten their homes. for the latest, let's go straight to the weather channel 's chris warren . he is in truckee, california. chris, how bad is it expected to get out there?
>> well, from what we understand, it's going to get to major flood stage . this is the truckee river right here. it is below any kind of flood stage right now. but what residents tell me, what they're expecting based on the forecast of major flooding by tomorrow, you see that rock over here in the middle of the river. they're expecting the river to be over that rock.
>> by tomorrow when it does flood. to give you a perspective of where we are in relation to that and the reason why so many people are getting ready, and it is possible. it's not a guarantee that we're going to have significant damage. but they're saying, the forecast is saying for possible minor damage to some of the homes. this is pretty close. you have people out here with sandbags. they have a bobcat. they're shoring up the side a little bit. so they are expecting it to get high there is a wild card with the flooding here. and that is if you see propane tanks or piles of wood that they have stockpiled for firewood get pulled down the river and they dam up. you could have some unpredictable flooding. but at this point, flooding of the rivers is one of the concerns with the big storm that moving in. this is number three out of a system that started on wednesday. we had the other one thursday night and friday. and then overnight tonight and tomorrow hammering the west coast , especially from the bay area all the way up to the oregon border and into the mountains going to see significant rainfall. and that could lead to mud slides, and also some localized flooding. so it could potentially be dangerous just to be out on the roads. and also you have to count in too there is going to be strong winds. and once again, there could be more power outages. back to you.
>> chris warren from the weather channel , chris, thank you.