Deadly storm continues to batter Southern California amid new flood, mudslide fears

Published on 2/6/2024
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Source: LA Times

The toll from the atmospheric river poised over California climbed tragically after three people were killed by falling trees as the storm spawned flooding and mudslides while blazing a damaging trail across the state.

Despite being battered by record-setting rain since Sunday, Southern California can expect a wet Tuesday as the storm continues to linger over the region. The National Weather Service said that showers will continue into the evening and that “rainfall rates would likely produce more flooding and the flood watch will continue into this afternoon.”

Three people died Sunday in Northern California in separate incidents of downed trees, according to Brian Ferguson, spokesperson for the governor’s Office of Emergency Services.