Heavy rain and flooding concerns were reported in California due to the stormy conditions and intense atmospheric river events. Power outages, tree damage and widespread travel disruption unfolded in February.
The National Weather Service (NWS) reported that rain and flooding concerns could unload in southern California, causing debris and mud flows. Homeowners can anticipate wet conditions this week, with potential flooding in low-lying areas.
In California, the weather conditions are expected to improve this week. Light precipitation is expected, with a decreasing flood threat. In western and central Arizona, a flash flood threat is likely, including in the Mogollon Rim, Peninsula and Transverse Peninsula ranges.
However, homeowners should still watch out for dangerous weather conditions in California. Motorists should stay alert for hazardous travel due to slippery roads and poor road visibility.
California Weather Update This Week
According to the NWS Weather Prediction Center, the forecast warned of potential flash flooding and heavy rain in southern California. A chance of snow is also likely, especially in the Intermountain West.
In a recent report, over 300 mudslides occurred in California. The report showed that strong winds could 160 mph in the mountainous areas. Dangerous weather outlook also unleashed in San Diego and Los Angeles.
In California, the estimate showed that stormy damage could reach about 9 billion and $11 billion. At least 900,000 people suffered from power outages. Meanwhile, the strong winds caused tree and property damage.
In the weather advisory, the forecast warned of more rain and flooding threats. People are advised to keep updated with California’s weather forecast, especially for communities near flood-prone areas.
On Thursday, gusty coastal winds and rains are forecast in the following areas:
- Los Angeles
- Las Vegas
- Grand Junction
Also Read: Central and Eastern US forecast: Mild Conditions Expected to Continue in February
Flooding Safety in the US: How Can People Stay Safe?
According to the latest forecast, flooding concerns were reported in portions of the US, particularly in California. Although the rain is beneficial, the flooding can threaten the safety of residents in the region.
Limiting any outdoor or travel plans is recommended to avoid potential weather dangers. When travel is not important, people should stay at home and wait until the weather finally improves.
Tree damage and power outages are still possible due to strong winds. Homeowners should prepare emergency kits at home due to flooding and heavy rains, or in time of evacuation orders.
The emergency recommended kits are the following:
- Battery-powered radio
- Medicine kits
- Battery kits
- Bottled water
- Extra cash
Motorists should also store emergency kits inside their cars if they become stranded while on the roads.
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