What you need to know about the deadly flooding in California
The National Weather Service in California issued a flood warning for portions of Southern California on Tuesday, warning residents to evacuate as heavy rains and flash flooding have battered the state.
A major storm system is forecast to bring torrential downpours to the state later this week.
“The storm system could bring flash flooding, mudslides and heavy rain to the area by Friday,” the National Weather Services said.
“People should heed evacuation orders.”
In the state of California, the state is under a mandatory evacuation order and mandatory evacuations are in place in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura, San Bernardino, San Diego, Sacramento and San Francisco.
The state is bracing for the possibility of flash flooding.
“We have to be ready to deal with this,” Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday.
“We’re doing all we can.”
He warned that the situation could deteriorate and that a large swath of the state could become uninhabitable by the end of the week.
In Los Angeles alone, more than 2,000 homes have been damaged, the weather service said.
In California, flash flooding is one of the main risks to the infrastructure of the California state.
According to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), about a quarter of the total US population lives in areas of flash flood risk.
The agency estimates that about 40,000 Americans live in flash flood areas and about 3 million are living in flood hazard areas.
The flash flood warning was issued on Tuesday for parts of the city of Ventura, which is in the San Gabriel Valley, where more than 50 people have died in the past few days.
The warning was in effect until Monday, when the state was preparing for a possible rain event on Tuesday night.
A flash flood advisory was also issued for parts and the San Joaquin Valley in California’s central and northern coastal counties.
The weather service warned of flash floods and mudslide danger in the state’s central California counties of Los Alamos, Rancho Cucamonga, Bakersfield and Kern counties.
It also issued a mandatory evacuee order for residents of the Los Angeles County metropolitan area, which includes Pasadena, Long Beach and Long Beach.
The National Weather Prediction Center in Los Angeles has said that flash flooding could happen along the coast from the San Fernando Valley to the coast of Long Beach in Southern California.
The US National Weather service warned on Monday that flash floods could happen in parts and in the Santa Ana mountains in Southern and Southern California as well as parts of Southern Nevada.
The storm is expected to bring heavy rains to Southern California in the coming days, the US weather service reported.
The California state has declared a state of emergency, which means it is mandatory for residents to leave their homes and move to higher ground.
The move could be in effect for up to 30 days, though residents could be able to stay for up and up.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.