The population is now preparing to face new heavy rains. A new “atmospheric river”i.e. a narrow band in the atmosphere carrying huge amounts of moisture from the tropics, is expected on Monday (public holiday in the US): it will bring “new waves of extreme precipitation”, warned the National Weather Service (NWS)
USA, tornadoes and storms hit the Southern States. PHOTO
Meanwhile, in the past few hours a great wave of rain – and snow in the mountains – has hit many areas of the state, whose soils are already saturated with water. California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency
Usa, record storms in California: at least 18 victims. PHOTO
“It’s not over,” the California governor said at a press conference Gavin Newsom. He explained that even though the rain has decreased in intensity, the soils have remained waterlogged and the risk of flooding is still significant.
Meanwhile, The alarm has also been raised regarding the Monterey Peninsula: could become an island following the expected “catastrophic floods” expected in California. Some areas have been evacuated amid fears that flooding will block major arterial roads, making public relief efforts difficult if not impossible.
So far in the San Francisco, Sacramento and Santa Barbara areas the rainfall in recent weeks is equivalent to the amount of six months or more. And even if California needs water after the scorching summer, the excessive amount of the last few weeks is causing nothing but problems