CALIFORNIA, USA — President Joe Biden approved Gov. Gavin Newsom's request for federal aid to address the impact of the storms in California, Monday.
"FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency," according to a statement from the president.
Newsom said 12 people died as a result of violent weather during the last 10 days and he warned this week’s storms could be even more dangerous. He urged people to stay home and asked President Joe Biden to declare a federal emergency to support storm response and recovery efforts.
Watches, Warnings, and Advisories in effect:
- A High Wind Warning is in place for the valley and foothills out to the coast from midnight Monday until Monday afternoon. Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph are expected, with gusts between 45 and 65 mph. Winds will again be out of the south so any trees and power lines leaning from last night will be especially vulnerable.
- A Flood Watch is in place from the coast to the Sierra foothills, covering just about all of Northern California from now until Wednesday afternoon. Rivers will be running high, with creek and stream flooding likely.
- A Winter Storm Warning from now through Tuesday afternoon. 4 to 6 feet of snow expected across the Sierra above about 6000 feet. Snow levels will be rising above pass levels on Monday then falling to near 4000 feet by early Wednesday.
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