United States of America (the): Storm, flood: 2023/01/03
|Country or District||United States of America (the)|
|Event Type||Storm, flood|
|Outline||Thousands of Californians in the United States remained under evacuation orders as heavy rainfall continued in parts of the state, threatening more flooding as part of a series of storms that have left at least 17 dead in recent weeks.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
More rain is on the way for weather-beaten California, where storms have flooded communities and left at least 19 dead.
The National Weather Service (NWS) said, “The endless onslaught of potent systems with atmospheric rivers of moisture continues to inundate California. Torrential rain, widespread flooding, rapid water rises, mudslides and landslides with possible debris flows, heavy mountain snow and gusty high winds all remain threats to the Golden State.”
The storms that battered California in recent weeks have left at least 17 people dead as much of the state received rainfall totals 400% to 600% above average.
More than 34 million Californians were under a flood watch Monday, which is about 90% of the state’s population and 10% of the US population.