Californians see Wind, Rain and Mudslides after latest storms pass through

A mudslide crashes into a home in Colfax, California on March 14, 2023. (CAL FIRE)

Luke 21:25 ““And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves

Important Takeaways:

  • California reeling from mudslides, wind damage after latest atmospheric river to pummel state
  • Crosswinds blew over trucks and trailers on Bay Area bridges. Authorities closed the Golden Gate Bridge and the Richmond San Rafael Bridge to high-profile vehicles. San Francisco International Airport issued a ground stop for a time because of the extreme gusts.
  • In the Santa Cruz area, two cars were struck by a falling tree as they traveled along busy Highway 1.
  • Gusts reached 80-90 mph in some of the Bay Area foothills, with Loma Prieta registering a gust of 97 mph. Farther inland, Sacramento reported a 60-mph gust.
  • At the height of the storm, some 373,000 customers were without power in California as trees and power lines succumbed to the high winds
  • In Placer County near the Sierra Nevada, a massive landslide crashed into a home in Colfax, leaving significant mud-covered damage but no injuries.
  • Orange County emergency crews evacuated an apartment building when the cliff holding up the rear of the building collapsed onto the trail below.
  • As night approached, heavier rains spread south into the Los Angeles area, setting eight daily rainfall records across Southern California… a daily record that had stood for 97 years.

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