Soaked California hit by another Atmospheric River causing 16 major rivers to flood

A California plate is seen at an area affected by floods after days of heavy rain in Pajaro. The National Weather Service said the storm was moving faster than expected and that most of the precipitation would shift southward

Luke 21:25 ““And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves

Important Takeaways:

  • The latest storm put nearly 27,000 people under evacuation orders due to flooding and landslide risks and caused 16 major rivers in the state to overflow.
  • On the Pajaro River a broken levee caused by a similar storm on Friday was again overwhelmed, flooding farms, roads and submerging the entire town of Pajaro and forcing thousands of residents to flee.
  • Damaging winds with speeds of 70 mph blew out windows, and there were numerous reports of falling trees.
  • Power outages hit more than 330,000 utility customers in northern and central areas, according to, which tracks outages nationwide.
  • Atmospheric rivers can carry up to 15 times the volume of the Mississippi River, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • In 2019, an atmospheric river nicknamed the ‘Pineapple Express’ hit California. The water vapor from near Hawaii brought rain, triggered mudslides and forced motorists to swim for their lives.
  • In 2021, an atmospheric river dumped a month’s worth of rain on British Columbia in two days, prompting fatal floods and landslides, devastating communities and severing access to Canada’s largest port.

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