Biden declares it: California is a “major disaster area”

After being hit by floods and storms that killed 19 people, US President Joe Biden declared California a “major disaster area” on Sunday.

And he ordered that federal aid be directed to counter its effects in the affected areas.

New depression

This came after a new depression was recorded in California, on Friday, which raised concerns among the authorities in the center of the state.

According to forecasts, the Monterey Peninsula may find itself cut off from the world due to high waves, and the city of Salinas, with a population of 160,000, may be submerged.

In turn, the US Meteorological Service warned earlier that the entire lower Salinas Valley would experience catastrophic floods.

The entire city of Salinas will also be at risk of flooding, and most of Castroville will be submerged.

All roads near the Salinas River will also flood and become impassable, and more than 36,000 hectares of farmland are expected to be submerged, according to the US Meteorologist.

All infrastructure, roads and homes will be at risk of serious damage.

19 victims

It is noteworthy that the state of California, the most populous in the United States, has been witnessing historical rainfall for 3 weeks, in light of the eighth consecutive storm that hit lands unable to absorb more rain.

The series of storms has killed at least 19 people, according to authorities, due to floods, landslides, widespread power outages and fallen trees.

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