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California Prepares for Snow, Rain, Mudslides

Warnings have been posted for the risk of mudslides in areas that burned in last year’s wildfires, as bone-dry California looks forward to its best week of rain and snow this winter.

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Mudslides in Montecito as Winter Rains Hit Fire-Ravaged SoCal

A mudslide shut down the 101 Freeway in Montecito, California, on Tuesday morning as heavy winter rains hit the region devastated by the recent Thomas fire. #BREAKING: Mudslide shuts down the 101 in Montecito. People asking to be rescued from

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Trump Approves Federal Emergency Aid for Oroville

President Donald Trump approved federal emergency relief funds Tuesday, following requests by California Governor Jerry Brown. The requests for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) aid pertain to flooding in January and the evacuation effort due to the risk of spillway collapse at the Oroville Dam.

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Massive Storm Hits California; Closes Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

The massive winter storm hitting California this weekend and early this week, powered by an “atmospheric river” of moisture from the Pacific Ocean, forced the closure of many Lake Tahoe ski resorts Sunday due to extreme weather conditions.

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Deadly Tree Crash on Wedding Party in Whittier

At least one person has died and five others have been inured — including a 4-year-old little girl — after a eucalyptus tree came crashing down onto a wedding party in Whittier’s Penn Park around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

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Britain To Review Defences After Floods

(AFP) – The British government is to review its flood defences after a powerful storm caused severe flooding, swamping hundreds of homes, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday. The Conservative leader visited Carlisle, a city in the hard-hit Cumbria region

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El Niño Rain, Snow Lost to Lack of Infrastructure

Despite El Niño generating three times the amount of snow in Mammoth in the first half of this month as it did for the entire month of November last year, California’s failure to build infrastructure means most rain will be lost to run-off and flooding.

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Rain, Thunder, Lightning, Floods–and Rainbows

SAN DIEGO, CA — Torrential rainfall and flooding struck San Diego amidst thunder and lightning on Tuesday night leaving cars stranded and thousands without power. Several cars were left stuck and some floating in floodwaters off highway 94 on Federal Blvd.,

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Snakes on a Beach Courtesy of El Niño

Deadly sea snakes showed up this week on a California beach for the first time in over thirty years thanks to warm El Niño waters. Ana Iker was walking down the Silver Strand beach in Oxnard on Thursday with her

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No Rain Relief for San Diego, Rest of State

Flurries continue to blanket the east coast while sunny southern California continues to thirst for rain–and the forecast for the drought-stricken state isn’t too promising.