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In the midst of strong storms, California is under a flood watch.

Nearly 26 million people in California are covered by a flood watch Saturday. Flood, wind and high surf advisories are in effect from Sonoma to San Diego. Emergency evacuations are ordered in some low-lying parts of Santa Cruz County. The storms are blamed for at least 19 deaths. California Gov. Gavin Newsom expects President Biden to sign a major disaster declaration for the state.

Displaced families are staying on cots at an emergency shelter in Merced, California. Heavy rain and snow have deluged lowlands of Central and Northern California.