The US Meteorological Institute described Sunday in California as “one of the most dramatic weather days in recent times.”
The storm was caused by an atmospheric river thundering over the state that, according to the institute, will continue to cause major problems in the most populous state in the United States.
- In Los Angeles, it has not rained this much over two days since 2004, and the amount of rain that has already fallen is among the fifth highest in 150 years.
- In the state, three people have so far lost their lives after trees fell on them.
- About 38 million people have received flood warnings.
- Power was cut off to about 350,000 homes and businesses on Monday morning.
A steady stream of moderate/heavy rain will move into Los Angeles County, extending the flood warning until 9pm this evening. Expect widespread flooding of roads and small streams as well as additional debris flows and rock/mudslide activity. #LAWeather #LArain pic.twitter.com/zBxBNWgDAE
– NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) February 5, 2024
Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass on Monday asked residents to stay off the roads while authorities dealt with flooding and landslides.
“Don’t leave the house unless absolutely necessary,” Bass said Washington Post.
Because the risks are not over yet and the rain will continue.
– There is still a lot of rain to come. Ryan Kittle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says the rain is torrential Los Angeles Times.
Bass explains that there is still the potential for significant damage, even if the rains subside.
She warned that this crisis is not over yet.
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