Millions of people in California are on flood alert due to heavy rain

Much of Southern California was saturated by fresh bouts of heavy rain, and up to 37 million people are under flood warnings.

According to a US National Weather Service (NWS) article cited by the Xinhua news agency, a low-pressure system in the Pacific is pushing rainfall ashore in California, resulting in widespread heavy rain and mountain snow.

With two to five inches of rain already falling in many Southern California counties, including Santa Barbara and Ventura, the NWS issued flash flood advisories early on Monday morning.

According to a report by California’s transportation department, rockslides and water caused the closure of many state roadways.

According to NWS, Monday afternoon and evening may see the development of severe thunderstorms with destructive wind gusts, hail, and perhaps a few short tornadoes.

Parts of northern and central California are still seeing isolated thunderstorms and areas of rainfall.

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