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People in Santa Cruz County preparing for weather-related issues

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KION-TV) -- Multiple agencies on the Central Coast and people are preparing for weather-related issues to impact some areas, including Santa Cruz County.

People in Boulder Creek said they're used to mud slides, power outages and winds, with some more concerned with one issue over another.

"The slides, more than anything, that worries me." said Toni Eaton, who lives in Boulder Creek.

Eaton said when she moved to her house years ago, there was a mudslide that ruined her backyard. She's also worried her power will go out.

"I bought a generator," said Eaton. "Which is great, so, anytime the power goes out i get power."

PG&E said they have a storm outage prediction model that can help them determine the potential timing, location and number of power outages. Eaton is not the only one getting her house prepared for the wet weather.

"I've already cleared all my gutter, trimmed all my trees, and button down the hatches. put up tarps." said Jonathan Welborn, who lives in Boulder Creek.

PG&E said they have crews working to keep trees away from power lines during wet and windy weather.
In South Santa Cruz County, multiple events were canceled because of the potential for wet weather.

Watsonville's holiday tree lighting event was shut down along with the city's outdoor event on storm preparedness.

Santa Cruz County has multiple weather-related projects they're working on from last Winter they're hoping to address before new issues come up that could divert attention from their work.

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