Roads turn to rivers as storms drench California, claiming lives and leaving many in the dark

U.S. NEWS California will continue to experience heavy. Rain across much of the state on Tuesday.

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Millions remain under flood warnings. And thousands are without power due to weather conditions. That have turned roads into rivers, spurred rockfalls and mudslides. And forced thousands from their homes.

Heavy rain will continue across much of the state in northern California on Tuesday. And forecasters are calling for another storm. Producing system by the end of next week.

California’s weather has been overwhelming. And it has killed at least 17 people, officials said Tuesday.

“About 100,000 Californians are living in places where it’s unsafe for them to be in their homes right now.” California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

California, an unusual state in the midst of a historic. Three-year drought, continues to fear more flooding and mudslides as the ground fills.

“California’s soils are saturated from above-average rainfall. Over the past few weeks, which means. It won’t take much rain to trigger flooding,” the Federal Weather Prediction Center said. In a forecast statement Tuesday.

San Francisco asked residents to “shelter in and not travel” for three hours from 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. PT, after the National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning for the region.

Meteorologist Jan Nall tweeted Tuesday. That the stretch of rain from Dec. 26 through Monday was historic. “This is now San Francisco’s 3rd wettest 15-day period, going back to the Gold Rush in 1849.”

High winds closed Interstate 80 in both directions near the California-Nevada line.

About 30 first responders, including a search and rescue team. and operators of search drones. Were searching for the boy on Tuesday. Officials requested a helicopter-based search crew. It was not clear whether the weather would permit such a flight.

To the south, in the city of Ventura, officials declared a local state of emergency to speed up disaster response. And seek emergency funding, officials said in a statement.

As of Tuesday night, power company crews put the number of homes and businesses in the dark. At 75,778, according to

Kevin Costner, who won for best performance in a television drama. Said in an Instagram video Tuesday

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