A tree collapsed and ripped up the sidewalk damaging a home in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. | Kathleen Ronayne/AP Photo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom will ask President Joe Biden to declare a state of emergency after a series of storms battered the state in the first week of the year, causing deadly flooding, downed trees and widespread power outages.

“We have all the confidence we’ll receive [the declaration] based on the conversations we’ve had with the White House,” Newsom said at a Sunday news conference.

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