California Governor Gavin Newsom said during a visit to the city of Capitola on the Santa Cruz coast that at least 17 people have died in the storm and related incidents that began in late December last year.
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US state Where California is in the grip of severe cold, there are more mighty storm There is a possibility of coming. Meanwhile, the situation in the state has worsened due to floods. It is as if the whole city has been engulfed in the flood water. The flood water also took away a boy. After the storm in December last month, the flood has disrupted the normal life. A large number of people have been affected by this. Till now many people have died due to flood.
A flood warning has been issued to lakhs of residents of the state. About 50,000 people have been ordered to leave their areas and power supply to more than 1,10,000 homes and business centers has been disrupted due to heavy rains, lightning, hail and landslides.
Capitola city was badly affected by the flood
California Governor Gavin Newsom said during a visit to the city of Capitola on the Santa Cruz coast that at least 17 people have died in the storm and related incidents that began in late December last year. The city was badly affected by the floods last week.
The California Highway Patrol said those killed in the incidents included a pickup truck driver and motorcyclist who were killed Tuesday morning after a eucalyptus tree fell on Highway 99 in the San Joaquin Valley near Visalia.
Roads still closed at many places due to landslides
“These conditions are serious and life-threatening,” Newsom said. The effects of the storm that began on Monday dumped more than a foot and a half (45 cm) of rain in the mountain regions of Southern California and more than five feet (1.5 m) of snow at the Sierra Nevada ski resort.
Roads are closed due to rockslides and landslides from the mountains. Some parts of the route have turned into waterways due to floods. Many houses have been washed away due to the overflowing rivers. Brian Briggs, a resident, said, “We are all trapped here.” A landslide followed flooding in remote Matilija Canyon, completely burying a home and cutting off the only road to nearby Ojai.
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