Damaging Winds Down Trees Outside California State Capitol as Deadly Storms Continue

A large tree outside the California State Capitol in Sacramento was knocked down as the National Weather Service (NWS) reported “damaging winds” in the region on Sunday, January 8.

This footage posted to Twitter by Mario Limaduran (@ChefMario) shows a toppled tree obscuring part of a roadway.

“Sacramento, the city of trees, got a second bad unwanted hair (tree) cut last night,” he captioned the footage.

Limaduran told Storyful that there were several “massive” trees downed in the area.

A flood advisory was issued for parts of Sacramento for Monday, with evacuations ordered in some areas.

At least 12 people have died in a series of powerful atmospheric river storms that have pummeled California since December 31, according to reports.

President Joe Biden approved an Emergency Declaration for the state on January 8. Credit: @chefmario via Storyful

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- This is the capital of California, Sacramento. Last night we had terrible winds. Look at that, absolutely insane. Completely uprooted tree.

This is the capital of California, Sacramento. Last night we had terrible winds. Look at that, absolutely insane. Completely uprooted tree.

This is the capital of California, Sacramento. Last night we had terrible winds. Look at that, absolutely insane. Completely uprooted tree.

This is the capital of California, Sacramento. Last night we had terrible winds. Look at that, absolutely insane. Completely uprooted tree.