California Hit by Another Storm Caused by Atmospheric River
Thousands of people in California are without power due to the heavy rain and gusty winds brought by another storm caused by an Atmospheric River.
The storm hit the state on Friday, prompting widespread evacuations and keeping rescue crews on standby.
The heavy rain caused flooding in some areas and turned streets into rivers, making it difficult for drivers to navigate.
Mountain communities are facing the biggest flood threat, with the possibility of several feet of snowpack melting due to warm air and heavy rain.
With the ground already saturated, locals fear that trees and power lines could be weakened, and officials are concerned that the state’s reservoirs could overflow.
More than two casters say that everyone in the community should have a generator at this point.
President Biden has approved an emergency declaration to aid recovery efforts.
Another round of rain is expected to hit California next week, increasing the risk of flooding and power outages.