By Off The Grid News Staff – Off The Grid News
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The majority of Northern California remained under a flood warning Tuesday as record rains continued, and the National Weather Service even urged residents to gather essential items in the equivalent of a bug-out bag.
More than 14 million people are under a flood warning until Thursday, including the area around the Oroville Dam which experienced a mass evacuation just before Valentine’s Day.
Sacramento has received 26 inches of rain since Oct. 1, double what the city normally gets during the same time, The Sacramento Bee reported. San Francisco has seen 24.38 inches of rain.
With mudslides and floods threatening the region and reservoirs at capacity, the National Weather Service in Sacramento issued a dire warning: “Gather important items, documents and medications in a ‘go bag’ in case you need to evacuate quickly. Don’t forget to plan for your pets, too. Make sure your vehicles have a full tank of gas.”
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AREAL FLOOD WATCH
Now – Wednesday, May 8, 12:00am
…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…
THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* IN VIRGINIA…ALBEMARLE…AUGUSTA…CULPEPER…HIGHLAND… GREENE…MADISON…NELSON…FAUQUIER…ORANGE…PAGE… RAPPAHANNOCK…ROCKINGHAM…SHENANDOAH…AND WARREN. IN EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA…EASTERN GRANT…PENDLETON… AND HARDY.
* CONTINUING THROUGH THIS EVENING
* SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE WILL CAUSE MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH THIS EVENING. RAINFALL TOTALS BETWEEN TWO AND THREE INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE WATCH AREA WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE BLUE RIDGE AND ALLEGHENY FRONT.
* LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS TO RISE OUT OF THEIR BANKS…OVERFLOWING LOW LYING ROADS. DO NOT EVER DRIVE INTO FLOOD WATERS.
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.
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