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Second atmospheric river aims for California

Alejo said it is unlikely that the levee will be fully repaired before the next storm hits on Monday night.

“We are very concerned about another storm coming,” he said.

The county issued a warning Saturday for Pajaro Sunny Mesa Water District customers not to drink tap water or use it in food preparation because local wells flooded during the storm.

County officials said another Monterey County community, Arroyo Seco, remained under mandatory evacuations Saturday after the storm washed out a main road Friday.

About 18,000 utility customers in the county were without power Saturday, according to grid tracking site poweroutage.us.

Other parts of the state were affected by the extreme weather, including Santa Cruz County, where local government officials released video and photos of flood damage in the community of Soquel.

Further south, evacuation orders for parts of San Luis Obispo County were lifted on Saturday, but warnings to evacuate remained in place.

The cities of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay declared local emergencies in response to the extreme weather.

That city said in a statement, “City officials and crews are preparing for a series of two atmospheric river storms that are each forecast to bring several inches of rain to San Luis Obispo.”

On Friday, Kern County officials ordered the evacuation of low-lying areas in the communities of Riverkern and Kernville amid forecasts of flooding.

In southern California, the Ventura County Fire Department said a 30-by-300-foot sinkhole appeared between two homes in the town of Camarillo on Saturday.

President Joe Biden declared a federal emergency on Thursday to expedite disaster relief.

The weather service said in a forecast discussion that the Bay Area and Central Coast were in the path of the next front, describing it as likely to become more intense and overloaded with precipitation.

“This event will be more widespread,” said Kristen Lund, a meteorologist with the Oxnard office of the National Weather Service.

The weekend storm was measured at its weakest level, AR1, a scale for atmospheric rivers developed by scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. And dangerous.”

Atmospheric rivers have helped Los Angeles record nearly 21 inches of rain since the season began on October 1, which is more than the average year’s 14.77 inches. It is not yet clear whether Los Angeles and points south will be significantly affected by the next atmospheric river.

Michelle Acevedo, christian santana, Eric Mendoza And Emma Lee Contribution,



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