Flood waters have ravaged parts of California, causing roads to wash out and communities to be isolated.
NBC’s Steve Patterson reports from Sanger, California, where 16 million people are under flood alerts due to the impact of an atmospheric river.
The situation is dire as rivers are overflowing and residents have been ordered to evacuate.
More rain is expected over the weekend and into next week, making the deadly weather situation far from over.
The Central Valley where Patterson is reporting from is waterlogged, and 90 alerts, warnings, and watches for flash flooding have been issued across the northern half of the state.
This has left many communities underwater, with parts of the Bay Area and Central Coast submerged.
Patterson speaks to residents in Monterey who are experiencing flooding and have had to be rescued by swift water crews.
One resident notes that they have not seen anything to this extent in the 20 years they’ve lived there.
The situation is compounded by the recent snow event and the melting snow, which is making the situation even more challenging.
Another atmospheric river is expected on Monday, bringing even more precipitation to areas that do not need it.