“Be extremely vigilant!”
14 dead in winter storms in California
According to the governor, 14 people have been killed in the winter storms that have been raging in the US state of California since the end of December. That’s more deaths than in the forest fires of the past two years combined. And the bad weather continues.
The winter storms that have been raging in the US state of California since the end of December have claimed the lives of 14 people so far.
The US state has been hit by severe winter storms since the end of December. As Governor Gavin Newsom (55) has now announced, the severe winter weather has already cost the lives of 14 people.
That is more life than in the forest fires of the past two years combined, Newsom said in a statement on Monday evening (local time). “Our message to Californians is simple: Be extremely vigilant,” he said. There were still several days of severe winter weather ahead of them.
Harry and Meghan are also affected
California is currently experiencing the third week of severe winter storms with heavy rain, violent winds and flooding. Only on Monday did the authorities in several regions order evacuations again. Prince Harry (38) and Meghan Markle (41) had to flee with their family on Monday from their property in Montecito, California. Authorities are warning of a flash flood. Oprah Winfrey (68) and other celebrities also live in Montecito.
Ellen DeGeneres is evacuated: “The weather here is crazy”(00:56)
In the south of the west coast state, in the region around the coastal city of Santa Barbara, warnings were given of floods and mud and boulder avalanches.
Many streams and rivers in the most populous state in the USA have burst their banks as a result of the winter storms, and some of the roads in the most severely affected regions are impassable. Due to already wet soil, authorities are also warning of flash floods and mudslides, particularly in areas where previously wildfires have destroyed plant cover. (SDA)