State of emergency declared in California

In the state of California, a flood alert was issued, warning of one of the harshest weather conditions in recent history due to the "atmospheric river" effect created by intense humid air currents.

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State of emergency declared in California

According to the BBC, the storm, which reached California on the west coast of the country on Sunday evening, left about 500,000 people without electricity, while heavy rain and winds were effective between the cities of Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

Experts from the National Weather Service predicted that the storm, which is formed by the “atmospheric river” effect, in which the evaporating air is carried by the wind and creates intense moist air currents in the sky like rivers on the ground, will cause continuous rainfall for 24 to 36 hours, and a month of rainfall will be effective in the region in this short period of time.

With warnings that rainfall and winds could turn into flooding, flooding and mud flooding on Tuesday, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in the center of the state and 8 southern cities.

A flood alert has been issued in areas where 94 percent of the state’s population lives.

Emphasizing that they are facing a storm that could have dangerous and life-threatening consequences, Newsom asked the public to be alert to emergency alerts and directives.

Meanwhile, thousands of people in parts of northern and southern California were evacuated even before the effects of the storm were felt.

Across the state, heavy snowfall is also expected at higher elevations.

Last week, heavy rains were also effective across the province, with high winds and heavy snowfall in the highlands.


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