Storm Wreaks Havoc in Nevada County

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GRASS VALLEY -- A home in the Grass Valley area was severely damaged Tuesday when a tree fell onto it.

The homeowner, Diane Tosse, says she and her dog were in the other room when the tree fell around 4 p.m. Her husband was at work.

"The living room is destroyed. All the furniture is crushed and the windows and floor. My new hardwood floor probably has to be replaced," Tosse said.

For now, Tosse's home is unlivable -- but she's thankful nobody was hurt.

"No, we're good," she said.

Further up Highway 20 in Nevada City, Lefty's Grill, which sits right along Deer Creek, put up plywood and sandbags in anticipation of the storm.

"You hear that word 'atmospheric river' and it kind of gives you that alert," Lefty's owner Chris Duncan said. "In two days, with that much rain, you can't help but get the sandbag team out and tell stories again."

Two years ago, water from Deer Creek flooded the restaurant. Since then, the restaurant has made infrastructure improvements in the hopes of preventing more flooding.

"I think we can safely say I think we're going to make it through these storms," Duncan said. "We're ready unless something crazy comes."


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