Much Nuisance Due to Rain on the West Coast of the US
A heavy rainstorm that has been moving over the west coast of the United States since the weekend is causing a lot of inconveniences.
In the states of California, Oregon and Washington, about 350,000 households are without electricity. Floods and mudslides have also blocked roads. The rain showers will continue on Monday.
California, in particular, is having a hard time. The state has seen the worst wildfires in its history this year, destroying more than 700,000 acres of the wildlife refuge. In the burned areas, the rain is now leading to flooding and mudslides, closing several highways. In San Francisco and the capital Sacramento, streets are flooded, and power poles have blown over.
On Monday, the rain front will move further south, towards Los Angeles. More than 25 centimetres of rain may fall in the Sierra Nevada on Monday.