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.
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
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.
Montecito is under mandatory evacuation. We are on higher ground so they asked us to shelter in place. Please stay safe everyone. pic.twitter.com/7dv5wfNSzG
— Ellen DeGeneres (@EllenDeGeneres) January 9, 2023
Source: CNN Brasil
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