Sacramento Area Prepares for Region’s Biggest Storm in Years

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The strongest storm to hit Sacramento in six years is on its way, according to the National Weather Service.

As of Monday, the storm system was swirling over Alaska.

"It almost looks like a hurricane," Meteorologist Eric Kurth with the NWS told FOX40. "It's been a few years. We haven't seen anything this strong in a while."

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The biggest concern, according to Kurth, is the 50-60 mph winds predicted to hit Sacramento.

To prepare, Caltrans will be fully staffed. Massive trucks out on the roadways will be cleaning debris ahead of the storm to prevent storm drains from clogging.

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In addition to Caltrans, county workers are filling up potholes to prevent accidents.

The chances of power outages are high, according to the NWS.

The City of Sacramento posted a guide for residents to prepare. You can read that here.