California’s Winter Storm Traps Residents, National Guard Arrives for Rescue
California has declared a state of emergency in 13 counties after a brutal winter storm hit the state, leaving residents stranded in snow. The situation has gotten worse as twisters hit Texas and Louisiana, causing Californians to be stuck in airports and on highways.
In the San Bernardino Mountains, the sheriff’s office is helping residents who want to leave, while the National Guard has arrived to assist with rescue operations. Crews are working to clear the snow and provide food, plows, and other help to those affected.
The situation remains dangerous, as heavy snowfall and strong winds are expected to continue in the Sierra Nevada region. The California Highway Patrol has advised drivers to stay off the roads, and those who must travel to carry chains and extra supplies.
Governor Gavin Newsom has urged people to take precautions and pay attention to local officials. “We are deploying every resource possible to keep Californians safe and secure during this winter storm,” he said. “We will get through this together.”