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Embankment collapses in California storm, at least two dead



More than 1,500 people were evacuated

In a violent storm that has been raging in the north of the US state of California for the past few days, an embankment gave way overnight in Monterey County, killing at least two people.

Competent services warned residents in the middle of the night that they must leave their homes immediately. “The worst case scenario happened, the Pajaro River broke the levee,” the local authorities wrote on Twitter. Water also washed out a road north of Monterey in Santa Cruz County. More than 1,500 people were evacuated.

California, America’s most populous state, is experiencing an unusually high amount of precipitation this winter. In January, a series of storms caused numerous floods and landslides that killed 20 people.

US President Joe Biden on Friday approved a state of emergency in California to ease the release of federal disaster relief.

In Los Angeles, the storm also made it difficult to prepare for the Oscar ceremony. The water threatened to destroy the large golden statues erected for the event.

Source: Rtvslo

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