Debris flows are occurring and already causing road closures in California on Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service, as heavy rains moved into the area near sites of recent wildfires. The NWS advised that it may be too late to evacuate, but do not attempt to cross a debris flow. Instead, take shelter in the highest floor of your home.
At the end of a day of soaking rain from the atmospheric river over Northern California, the Dixie Fire, the second-largest wildfire in California history, was reported 100% contained Sunday night.
Power outages, downed trees and flooding were widespread in the Bay Area due to the atmospheric river. Evacuation orders were issued in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties due to debris flow danger.
What people are saying?
Al Pinefx What’s next? And. Are we getting the wrath of? We could have done more. And cleaned up to prevent these fires from all the natural fuel but, did they? Oh yeah, let them just build up more debris to fuel the fires. Just clean up already!! Get it done!
mactavish It’s been dumping without pause at my house in SW Alameda County for 13 hours, that after a day of showers. I’ve had my window open to enjoy it but I have a solid roof and don’t live at the base of a burned hill or near a creek.