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Joe Biden declares emergency in California amid storm-pounding: Top updates

World NewsJoe Biden declares emergency in California amid storm-pounding: Top updates

US President Joe Biden has declared a state of emergency in California as storm systems prepare to hit the state, bringing more severe flooding to already flooded areas. Joe Biden “declared a major disaster in the state of California and called for federal aid to increase state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides.” ordered,” the White House said. a statement.

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Here are the top 10 updates on weather conditions in California:

1. The National Weather Service warned, “Waves of heavy rain will continue to affect California. Heavy rain will continue to bring the risk of flooding and mudslides/landslides. Heavy mountain snow will cause dangerous travel to and from (California) ( (Snowfall to Colorado)”

2. An emergency declaration provides assistance to affected people with federal funding, including temporary housing and repairs.

3. At least 19 people have died from storm-related causes in the past three weeks.

4. AFP reported that the Salinas River was overflowing its banks in several places.

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5. Gov. Gavin Newsom warned that California is still in the clear, “we’re not done,” urging people to be vigilant and “use common sense over the next 24 to 48 hours.”

6. About 26 million Californians remained under a flood watch Saturday evening, according to the weather agency.

7. California has been experiencing heavy rains for the past three weeks with the Salinas Valley being the worst hit.


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