Officials: California peninsula may turn into island due to flooding
“It was terrifying. I don’t think I slept the whole night and the rain was you just you can’t imagine. It’s like just living in the waterfall. This was really horrific. Pretty horrific.”
RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY THE MASSIVE AMOUNT OF FLOODING IN CALIFORNIA HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT ALREADY IN 20-23.
AND ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS — IT’S NOT OVER YET.
SEVERAL COMMUNITIES NEAR MONTEREY PENINSULA WERE TOLD TO FLEE THEIR HOMES WEDNESDAY.
AUTHORITIES WARNED THAT A RIVER IN THE AREA IS EXPECTED TO OVERFLOW — POSSIBLY TURNING THE AREA INTO AN ISLAND.
RESIDENTS IN THE MONTEREY BAY AREA HAVE ALREADY BEGUN SANDBAGGING.
THE FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO TOMORROW.
HOWEVER — DEPENDING ON HOW SEVERE THE FLOODING IS — RESIDENTS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RETURN FOR DAYS.
“I was just worried about our neighbors and the community at large. But I have to say the local firefighters and first responders there, they’re really amazing here. So they did a great job.”
THE DEATH TOLL FROM THE STORMS IS NOW UP TO 18 AFTER A WOMAN WAS FOUND DEAD YESTERDAY.
EARLIER IN THE WEEK, GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM SAID THAT FIGURE IS LIKELY TO RISE.