California battered by storms infographic
Graphic shows California five-day precipitation forecast.


Flood, mudslide threats prompt California evacuations

January 10, 2023 - Tens of thousands of people remain without power and mass evacuations are under way as California continues to be hit by a series of powerful storms.

More than 100,000 people were still without power as of Monday afternoon and state officials said the death toll has risen from 12 to 14, according to the BBC.

The storms prompted the evacuation of some 25,000 people, including the entire town of Montecito and nearby areas of the Santa Barbara coast, due to heightened flood and mudslide risks, Reuters said.

PUBLISHED: 10/01/2023; STORY: Graphic News