Treacherous flooding is about to get worse in California as another atmospheric river closes in on storm-battered residents

  • Source: CNN
  • Published: 03/14/2023 12:00 AM

Californians pummeled by an onslaught of dangerous storms will get deluged again as another atmospheric river threatens more deadly flooding. More than 30 million people in California were under flood watches Monday that cover much of the state, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno and Sacramento. The brunt of the storm is expected to lash Northern and central California beginning late Monday and Southern California starting Tuesday. Already, a levee breach in Monterey County blamed on devastating weekend flooding has prompted evacuation alerts for thousands. And Monterey Bay residents could soon find themselves on a virtual island, cut off by more floodwater. About 20 swift-water rescue teams in more than 10 counties have been positioned ahead of the looming storm, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said Monday, following dozens of water rescues in recent days.


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