Wednesday, February 21, 2024

State of emergency in Southern California due to winter storm

Southern California entered a state of emergency due to a winter storm and Governor Gavin Newson announced, on Sunday, February 4, the decision and the measures taken to protect citizens from rain, snow and air with large proportions. United States. What does this situation consist of and in which provinces has this method been established?

San Diego and Ventura have been declared an emergency on Tuesday, January 23 due to rain and flooding from the winter storm. This is how the authorities decided to extend the emergency in eight provinces.

“California: This is a severe storm, with dangerous and life-threatening effects. Pay attention to any emergency orders or alerts from local officials. “California is prepared for a record number of emergency resources on the ground to respond to the effects of this storm,” Newson said in a statement.

The official added that “the emergency proclamation considers provisions that allow the response of the California National Guard when assigned to the task, provide unemployment benefits for affected residents and facilitate for outside contractors and utilities of the state to repair the damage left by the typhoon.”

In California, Trees Fell On Roads Due To The Consequences Of The Winter Storm In February 2024 (Photo: Afp)

In California, trees fell on roads due to the consequences of the winter storm in February 2024 (Photo: AFP)

WHO ARE THE COUNTRIES INCLUDED IN THE STATE OF EMERGENCY?

  • The Angels
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • by the river
  • orange
  • Bishop of San Luis
  • San Barbara
  • Ventura

WHAT STEPS TO TAKE BEFORE A WINTER STORM?

The state of emergency in Southern California means that more than 8,500 people are assigned to meet the needs of the population in case of floods, emergency calls, landslides, tree falls, and other situations. .

There are also emergency centers for the coordination of authorities in different situations in California, such as the State Operations Center, Medical Health Coordination Center, Caltrans Emergency Operations Center and Flood Operations Center.

Likewise, seven million sandbags and 21 rapid water devices were distributed preventively. The Los Angeles Fire Department also distributed sand in their area.

Authorities are organizing evacuations in Los Angeles County near the victims of the fires. Likewise, they warned that Santa Barbara and Ventura are more likely to suffer from flooding.

“California is ready with a record number of emergency resources on the ground to respond to the effects of this storm,” Governor Gavin Newson said in a statement about California’s state of emergency.

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