California Orders Evacuation Amidst Storm

Officials in southern California ordered the evacuation of some homes in the Paradise Valley area of La Canada-Flintridge after intense rainfall.flood-watch

An inch and a quarter of rain are expected to fall every hour. Such measurements may bring mudslides. The evacuees are being moved to La Canada High School.

The heavy rains brought debris and water to the foot of San Gabriel Mountains.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued flash flood watch in areas affected by the massive brush fires last year. Areas include the counties of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

Wind advisories are given to northeast of  LA, with gusts of up to 70 mph. A similar advisory was given to northern California for up to 35 mph.

About 12,000 residents lost power for their homes. Repairs are currently being made but no news on when they will be finished.

Weather experts said that the upcoming storm system, which consists of three major storms, could be one of the most powerful to hit the region since 2005.