On Wednesday and Thursday
US state of California expects “brutal” storm low
1/4/2023 12:11 p.m
The US state of California braced itself for a “brutal” storm with heavy rainfall on Wednesday.
The weather service NWS warned that widespread flooding, landslides, large-scale power failures and falling trees are to be expected on Wednesday and Thursday. Fatalities are to be feared. It is a “really brutal weather system that should be taken seriously”.
California, suffering from the effects of decades of drought, had already been hit by a storm on New Year’s Eve. Streets were flooded, there were power outages and landslides. At least one person died in a flooded car.