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California floods: Floods and storms wreak havoc in California, entire city ‘submerged’ in water, 50,000 people ordered to leave area



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The storm began to arrive at the end of December last year
At least 17 people have died in related incidents
The whole city was badly affected by the floods last week.

Los Angeles. US state California Where California is in the throes of severe cold, there is a possibility of a more powerful storm on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the situation in the state is very bad due to flooding. It is as if the whole city had been swallowed up by the flood waters. Floodwaters also swept away a boy.

Flood warnings were issued to millions of residents. About 50,000 people have been ordered to leave their areas and the power supply to more than 1,10,000 homes and business centers has been cut off due to heavy rains, lightning, hail and landslides .

California Governor Gavin Newsom said during a visit to the town of Capitola, on the Santa Cruz coast, at least 17 people died in the storm and related incidents that began in late December 1999. ‘last year. The town was hit hard by flooding last week.

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The California Highway Patrol said those killed in the incidents included a pickup truck driver and a motorcyclist who were killed Tuesday morning by a falling eucalyptus tree on Highway 99 in the San Joaquin Valley near Visalia.

Newsom said these conditions are serious and life-threatening. The effects of the storm that began Monday dumped more than a foot and a half (45 cm) of rain in the mountainous regions of Southern California and more than five feet (1.5 m) of snow in the resort of Sierra Nevada skiing. Roads are closed due to landslides and mountain landslides. Parts of the road have turned into waterways due to flooding. Many houses were swept away by the overflowing rivers.

Resident Brian Briggs said we’re all stuck here. Flooding in the remote Matilija Canyon triggered a landslide that completely buried a house and cut off the only road to nearby Ojai.

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