After several damaging storms swept through the state in recent weeks, residents face another deluge.

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Bands of rain swept across California on Wednesday morning as the state braced for another powerful storm,

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which forecasters said would bring more flooding, landslides and damaging winds just days after another “atmospheric river” drenched the West Coast.

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Usually, rainfall amounts like those expected over the next couple of days would not have a significant impact

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But the rain over the weekend left the ground across much of California saturated, like a wet sponge,

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forecasters said, making the state more susceptible to flooding and rapid runoff.

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That has left officials up and down the coast bracing for another round of deluges

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— in a state that, at other times of the year, has become increasingly vulnerable to droughts and wildfires.

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