Extreme weather in California continued after more rain, snowfall, heavy winds and flooding has left thousands of houses without electricity
Millions of residents in the US state of California faced another day of heavy rainfall, winds, and flooding on Monday, January 9, since the storm first started 10 days ago
According to a report by Reuters, the storm has resulted in the death of over 12 people in the state and has left millions of homes without electricity.
The US National Weather Service is now issuing another weather warning for the next few days, as it predicts more severe weather.
“Most of California’s 39 million residents could expect heavy rainfall of up to five inches (13 cm) near the coast, more than a foot of snow to the west, and wind gusts reaching 65 miles an hour across the state over the next few days”, said the statement.
It added, “The heavy rain and snow have caused significant flooding and ground saturation, meaning the next storm to move through this week would bring an additional flood threat”.
The extreme weather caused trees to break powerlines across the state resulting in thousands of Californians without electricity. As per recent government data, over 120,000 houses and businesses are still without electricity.
Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden has reportedly approved an emergency declaration for the state. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has also been authorised to coordinate all the disaster and relief efforts in the area. FEMA has also been ordered to mobilize all emergency resources in the state.
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