Tuesday Top of the Scroll: Officials warn Californians to brace for flooding as El Niño looms
With California facing the prospect of a second consecutive winter of heavy precipitation, state officials are urging residents to prepare for possible widespread flooding and evacuations in the coming months. Barely a year after dozens of powerful atmospheric rivers pounded the state and triggered historic flooding, state officials gathered at a muddy berm and pumping station near the Sacramento River this week to highlight the threat of flooding in a warming climate. … More than 7 million of the state’s residents live in an area where they are at risk of flooding, officials said — and many don’t even know it. Every one of California’s 58 counties has had a flooding emergency in the last two decades.
- Fox 40 – Sacramento: Major project completed to reduce flooding risk in the Sacramento region
- California Department of Water Resources: State, federal, and local representatives mark California flood preparedness week to highlight the importance of flood readiness
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- Bay Area News Group: Bay Area weather: How much rain did we get?
- San Francisco Chronicle: Weather roller coaster is headed to California. Here’s when to expect next rain, snow showers