Meanwhile the West Coast is bracing for a winter storm of its own. Forecasters are predicting that California will be hit with an onslaught of heavy rain rain and snow over the next four days, as a new weather pattern rolls in from the Pacific Ocean. The heavy rain, snow and powerful wind brings the threat of flooding and mudslides to California where much of the vegetation in certain areas – which can protect land against mudslides – was ravaged by the wildfires.

Back on the East Coast, the unusually heavy snowfall in the capital has forced the Office of Personnel Management to announce it’s closing all its federal offices on Monday – causing further administrative chaos on the 24th day of government shutdown. As more than five inches fell in Washington DC on Sunday, the Federal Aviation Administration ordered ground stops at both Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6588673/Killer-winter-storm-Gia-continues-batter-Midwest-Northeast.html
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