California Braces for Major Flooding Ahead of Atmospheric River Storm
Yosemite National Park and residents in some parts of California are preparing for major flooding as an atmospheric river storm is set to hit the state later this week. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for several areas, and emergency officials are urging residents to prepare for the worst.
An atmospheric river is a narrow band of moisture that can generate heavy rain and flood conditions. This particular storm is expected to impact much of California, from San Francisco to southern areas of the state.
Some California residents have been urged to prepare two weeks of essentials ahead of the expected flooding. Meanwhile, Yosemite National Park is bracing for the worst and has already closed several hiking trails and campgrounds due to the storm.
Bay Area weather service updates forecast for the atmospheric river, with some areas expected to receive up to 10 inches of rain over the course of the week. Emergency officials are warning residents to take precautions and be prepared for possible evacuation orders.
The atmospheric river storm is a reminder of the importance of being prepared for extreme weather conditions. Residents in flood-prone areas are advised to have an emergency plan in place and to stay informed about weather updates and evacuation orders.