California flooding in pictures as ‘1 in 1000 year’ storm wreaks havoc
A historic storm has deluged California over the past three days, bringing record amounts of rainfall and hundreds of catastrophic mudslides.
The storm is a “1-in-1000 year” rainfall event with Los Angeles’ Westwood neighbourhood recording nearly 12 inches of rain in 24 hours, according to the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. The storm is the second major event in two weeks to strike the region, powered by an atmospheric river dragging in moisture from the ocean.
Some 307 landslides were reported in LA alone, the fire department said. At least three people were killed by falling trees as powerful winds reached hurricane force.
Forecasters predicted the rain will begin to ease later on Tuesday. However, the threat of flooding remains high as the ground is extremely saturated, the National Weather Service said.
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A snowstorm sent upwards from Montana swept through southern and central Saskatchewan over the weekend, closing some roads and shutting down some businesses and centres for the day in different cities.That fallout continues into Monday. Saskatoon activated its Roadways Emergency Response Plan Sunday after estimating it received more than 25 centimetres of snow. It also implemented its Extreme Cold Weather Emergency Plan, which opens up emergency overnight shelters and warm-up locations among oth
Untimely rainfall and hailstorms have battered winter-sown crops, including wheat, rapeseed, and chickpeas in India's main producing areas, delaying harvesting, industry and government officials told Reuters. Adverse weather could limit growth in wheat production and complicate the government's efforts to build stocks. This year's wheat harvest is critical for India, the world's biggest producer of the grain after China.
A powerful blizzard that closed highways and ski resorts had mostly moved through the Sierra Nevada by early Monday but forecasters warned that more snow was on the way for Northern California mountains. Sections of Interstate 80 to the west and north of Lake Tahoe were still shut down late Sunday, with no estimate for reopening, the California Highway Patrol said. The CHP office in South Lake Tahoe warned motorists that tire chains for improved traction are required on routes through the mountains, where more than 7 feet (2.1 meters) of snow fell over the weekend.
Marble Mountain Ski Resort has reopened after some heavy flooding and washouts last weekend. (Donnie O'Keefe/X)Marble Mountain Ski Resort is open again for guests after flooding last week forced it to close.In a matter of days, the thousands of tons of debris from the washout were cleared up from the entrance to the resort's terminal building, says Marble Mountain's general manager, Richard Wells."Despite all the adversities and the challenges, we really came to show that we're committed," Wells