2 dead, nearly 10,000 under evacuation orders as California floods intensify

At least two people have died as the result of the ongoing storm inundating California, and nearly 10,000 residents are under evacuation orders, officials said.

Intense flooding has led to evacuation warnings in several coastal counties amid powerful storms delivering heavy rainfall across the central and northern parts of the state and prompting the Weather Prediction Center to issue a Level 4 of 4 warning of excessive rainfall in the area.

Meanwhile, the State of Emergency declaration requested by Gov. Newsom Thursday night has been approved by President Biden, clearing the way for financial help in responding to the storm’s onslaught and recovery, said Nancy Ward, Director of the state’s Office of Emergency Services.

Some 25 million people are under flood alerts issued by the National Weather Service, and more than 25,000 are without electricity, according to PowerOutage.us.

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