Winter storms move across the country; San Diego declares State of Emergency

Flooded-San-Diego California and Texas were under flood warnings on Monday with a car seen floating on a flooded road in San Diego

Matthew 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Important Takeaways:

  • San Diego declares state of emergency as torrential rain overturns cars, topples trees and leads to dozens of rescues across California and Texas amid warnings of flash flooding and avalanches
  • California and Texas were under flood warnings on Monday as torrential rain swept through a large swath of the country following a week of deep freeze.
  • Flash floods inundated homes and overturned cars in San Diego, toppling trees and overflowing streets with videos showing vehicles buried beneath.
  • All the way up north, early morning flooding hit the town of Guerneville, near San Francisco, where a creek overflowed after more than 4 inches of rain fell in 24 hours. The local school district canceled classes for the day.
  • On the southern end of the state, the weather system unleashed a severe punch with the second major rain event of the winter.
  • Floodwaters swept away vehicles and caused cars to pile on top of each other in parts of San Diego.
  • In San Antonio, Texas, firefighters investigated whether five homeless people might have been swept away by rushing waters early Monday morning, according to fire department spokesperson Woody Woodward.
  • They were camping in drainage tunnels next to a highway north of downtown, officials said.
  • Some parts of the San Antonio area had received up to five inches of rain since Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Rainfall was also soaking Houston, Dallas, as well as various parts of north and east Texas.
  • In other parts of the country, as in Arkansas, there’s freezing rain. Forecasters warned that up to a half-inch of ice could coat parts of the state by Monday evening.
  • That prompted an ice storm warning that includes much of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas and the cities of Fayetteville and Fort Smith.

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