Biden declares state of emergency in California due to winter storms

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US President Joe Biden approved a state of emergency for California this Saturday (14). Storms have hit the region since December 26.

At least 19 people died as a result of the rains, which also caused flooding, power outages, landslides and road closures.

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Biden has ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe winter storms, flooding, mudslides and mud, the White House said in a statement.

The president’s action makes federal funds available to affected individuals in Merced, Sacramento and Santa Cruz counties.

Ellen DeGeneres video shows current

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On January 10, actress and presenter Ellen DeGeneres shared a video on her social networks showing a strong current around her home, which is located in the Montecito region of California.

More than 25,000 people had been ordered to evacuate by the date of recording.

Source: CNN Brasil

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