Power outage for 400,000 as evacuation orders are in effect for Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Ventura and Monterey

Atmospheric-River-science A chart from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows how atmospheric rivers like the one flooding California develop.

Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • A winter storm brought intense downpours and strong winds to California on Sunday, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and flooding roadways across the state.
  • According to Accuweather, up to 37 million people, or about 94% of the state’s population, were at risk for life-threatening floods from the storm.
  • The National Weather Service issued a rare hurricane-force wind warning for the central coast on Sunday as wind gusts up to 92 mph were possible from the Monterey Peninsula to the northern section of San Luis Obispo County.
  • The atmospheric river was the second to hit the state in just a few days, although forecasters said Sunday’s storm would be the season’s most potent, particularly in Southern California.
  • Evacuation warnings and orders were in effect for Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Ventura and Monterey counties

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