37M Californians under flood alerts

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Anjali Sharma

GG News Bureau
NEW YORK, 21st Feb.
California transportation agency on Tuesday reported that several roads across the state were closed because of flooding and rockslides.

It said that new rounds of heavy rain soaked large portions of Southern California, and up to 37 million people are under flood alerts.

According to the US National Weather Service, a low-pressure system in the Pacific is directing moisture onshore in California, resulted in widespread heavy rain and mountain snow.

NWS stated that flash flood warnings were issued Monday morning for Southern California counties, including Santa Barbara and Ventura, where 2 to 5 inches of rain had already fallen.

The roads across the state were closed because of flooding and rockslides, California’s transportation agency reported.

According to NWS, severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts, hail and brief tornadoes may develop Monday afternoon and evening.

It added that areas of rainfall and isolated thunderstorms continue to migrate northward across portions of northern and central California.

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