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500,000 Californians lose electricity; the next atmospheric river might be far worse

About 338,000 still without power as of 1 p.m. Pacific time; the bulk of the outages are in Sacramento County. High winds contributed to more than a half-million customers being without power early Sunday. A fallen tree kills a 72-year-old man in Santa Cruz, California. The city’s 911 system for fire and police response went down about 2 a.m.

Sunday. Santa Cruz is preparing to use a National Guard armory to shelter homeless people.