Washington. America’s most populous state California is battling with the blizzard these days. In view of this, US President Joe Biden has declared a state of emergency. According to a statement released late Monday night by the White House, Biden has ordered federal assistance for California due to the emergency conditions created by the severe snow storm, flooding and landslides. This emergency declaration would authorize Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts.
Earlier, on January 4, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared an emergency for the entire state, which is home to about 40 million people, due to severe snow storms.
According to a statement issued by the governor’s office, ’12 people have died in storm-related incidents, including floods, since the end of December, which is more than the number of people who died in wildfires in the last two years. Is.
Let us tell you that the snow storm continues with heavy rains in California, causing flooding, road closures and power outages in many areas across the state. Nearly a million homes and businesses in California were without power as of Monday, according to PowerOutage.us, a website that tracks power outages nationwide.
According to the information received, tens of thousands of people in Northern California have been facing frequent power cuts since Monday, as heavy rains and strong winds have broken power lines here.
Meanwhile, the NWS tweeted on Monday afternoon that thousands of people living in Montecito, Southern California, have been ordered to evacuate the area immediately. The NWS also said in its tweet, ‘Due to heavy rains, dangerous flooding has occurred in southern Santa Barbara County and central Ventura County. Please follow the orders of the emergency authorities.
Tags: american news, Thunderstorm, Winter
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 10, 2023, 17:34 IST