It will take time to gauge the damage, but the number of homes. And other structures red-tagged as uninhabitable could be. “In the low thousands,” said Brian Ferguson. A spokesman for the governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
After weeks of wild weather that flooded roadways. Toppled mountains and toppled countless trees finally calmed Tuesday.
It will take time to gauge the damage, but the number of homes. And other structures red-tagged as uninhabitable could be “in the low thousands.” Said Brian Ferguson, a spokesman for the governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
In unincorporated Santa Barbara County. After more than 60 inspections of properties damaged by mudslides and downed trees. County communications manager Kelsey Butita said.
Nine raging rivers have caused nearly statewide power outages. Flooding, levee breaks, washouts and landslides since late December.
Light rain and snow showers continued in some areas across California. On Tuesday, but skies finally cleared.
Or Thursday, followed by a dry spell, the National Weather Service said.
Forecasters warn that although the rain will be light by mid-week. It could be enough to cause problems. Because the state is so saturated. A flood warning remains in effect for the Salinas River in Monterey County. And parts of Mariposa and Merced counties in the Central Valley.
Ventura County officials said it could take up to three weeks. To clear the only road in the remote canyon community. Of Matiliza in the Los Padres National Forest near Ojai. Repairs can take up to six months. According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. “Heaps of rocks and mud have reached a height of more than 40 feet in some places. Blocking access to roads and isolating residents. Canyon,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement over the weekend.
In North Berkeley, eight homes were red-tagged Monday. After a landslide, including one owned by Marjorie Cruz, sent mud onto the property. No injuries were reported.
“You can’t describe what it’s like to wake up in the morning and look out your door and see this horror,” Cruz told NBC Bay Area. “We’ve had enough rain now and plenty of time to come.”
The amount of rain and snowfall across the state is astounding.
San Francisco has recorded 21.75 inches of rain since the “water year” date — Oct. 1, 2022. Making it the sixth-wettest water year on record, the National Weather Service said.
According to the state Department of Water Resources. The snowpack covering the Sierra Nevada. And other mountain ranges has so far been 250% of normal and 124% above average on April 1. When the pack is usually at its peak. .
President Joe Biden plans to travel to California’s Central Coast. On Thursday to visit areas devastated by the extreme weather. The White House said in a statement Monday. That the president will meet with first responders and state and local officials.