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Storm recovery continues as California braces for more flooding

(CNN, KYMA/KECY) - In California, more than 25 million people are under flood watches this weekend; as heavy rain returns days after a historic storm hit the state.

Meanwhile in the south, hard hit states are currently recovering; at least nine people died this week when dozens of reported tornadoes left behind widespread damage.

"We are not out of the woods yet the threat to communities remains and waters will continue to rise even after these storms have passed," Nancy Ward, Director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, spoke.

Days after California experienced what the National Weather Service in Los Angeles called the most impressive storm in nearly two decades, the state is now under multiple flood watches.

The advisory is in effect for more than 25 million people.

"It's taking in account all the rain that has fallen. When you look at some of these cities...all of them have had roughly six months of rain in just two short weeks," Allison Chinchar, CNN Meteorologist, spoke.

This weekend, winter storm warnings are in place across the Sierras; 3- to 6-feet of snow are possible through Monday.

In the south, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey toured Selma on Friday, one of the hardest hit areas in the state.

Dozens of tornadoes were reported across the region, leaving behind a trail of damage and destruction in the southeast.

At least nine people had died, seven of them in Alabama.

"It was very revealing is far worse than anything I had envisioned or seen on television. However, there's a lot work to be done here," Ivey said.

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