Millions of Residents Under High-Risk Advisory as ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Drenches the State

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Sunday for the following counties, as a powerful “bomb cyclone” moved into the Southland:

  • Los Angeles
  • Orange
  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Ventura 

A record 8,500 state-coordinated emergency response personnel were mobilized to respond to life-threatening floods, landslides, and 911 calls. The declaration also allows for mobilization of the National Guard if necessary.

“California: this is a serious storm with dangerous and potentially life-threatening impacts. Please pay attention to any emergency orders or alerts from local officials,” Newsom said. 

The record-breaking storm will continue through Tuesday morning. Motorists have been advised to avoid driving if possible. However, LAUSD schools remain open, with the exception of Vinedale College Preparatory Academy and Topanga Elementary Charter School.

KTLA reported the following two-day rainfall totals through 4:00 AM Monday: 

  • Topanga FS (L.A.) 9.94”
  • Stunt Ranch (L.A.) 9.86”
  • Sepulveda at Mulholland (L.A.) 9.57”
  • Woodland Hills (L.A.) 9.29”
  • Bel Air (L.A.) 9.25”
  • El Deseo (Santa Barbara) 8.88”
  • Dos Pueblos (Santa Barbara) 8.20”
  • Matilija Canyon (Ventura) 8.11”
  • Old Man Mountain (Ventura) 7.91”
  • Agoura Hills (L.A.) 7.43”

Rain and flooding also continued to batter parts of Northern California, where at least two people were killed over the weekend in weather-related incidents. Heavy snow is falling in the Sierra Nevada, and drivers have been told to avoid mountain roads. 

Stay informed with updates from the National Weather Service


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