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March 14, 2023 - Snow, rain and flooding pummel US on both coasts
By Adrienne Vogt, Mike Hayes, Elise Hammond and Amir Vera, CNN
Mudslide in Placer County damages home, prompts evacuation warning for some residences
From CNN’s Joe Sutton
A mudslide Tuesday evening in Placer County, California has caused major damage to a home, according to officials. Placer County is about 62 miles northeast of Sacramento.
“CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Department firefighters at scene of major damage due to a mudslide into a residence on Ben Taylor Road in Colfax (Placer County) all occupants are accounted for,” a tweet from CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit said.
The agency said no one was injured and an evacuation warning has been issued for 20 additional residences.
A temporary shelter has been opened to accommodate those impacted.
“A temporary shelter has been set up in the city of Colfax at City Hall. Hard Road Closures: Hillcrest Blvd at Ben Taylor Rd/ Rising Sun St at Ben Taylor Rd,” the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet.
California governor adds 3 counties to state of emergency
From CNN's Taylor Romine
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency in three additional counties in response to recent storms in the state, his office said in a news release.
The state of emergency will aid the Alpine, Orange and Trinity counties with "storm response and relief efforts," the release said.
This adds to the 40 counties that Newsom previously declared in a state of emergency due to the storms across the state, the release said.
Child rescued after being trapped under fallen tree during storm in New Hampshire
From CNN’s Sara Smart
A child was trapped underneath a tree after it fell during Tuesday’s winter weather in New Hampshire, officials say.
The Derry Fire Department received a call at around 2 p.m. ET that a tree had fallen, striking and trapping a child underneath, the fire department said in a Facebook post. Derry is about 28 miles south of Concord.
The child was playing outside near a parent who was clearing snow when the incident occurred, the department said.
Multiple units, including the fire and police departments, a medic and a snow plow were called to the scene.
For 19 minutes officials used their bare hands, chainsaws and shovels to free the child, the fire department said.
The child, who was not named, was taken in an ambulance to a local hospital and was “found to be in good spirits and received minor injuries,” the department said.
Bay Area's BART transit system suffering system-wide delays due to weather, spokesperson says
From CNN’s Joe Sutton
The San Francisco Bay Area’s public transit system, known as BART, is being heavily impacted Tuesday evening by the ongoing storm system that is battering the state of California.
“Most of our impacts on service have been due to high winds toppling trees and fallen branches entering our trackway,” BART spokesperson Cheryl Stalter told CNN.
“We have begun service restoration in some lines but do have major delays system-wide,” she added.
The area has been under a high wind warning, according to the National Weather Service in San Francisco.
The maximum wind gust at the San Francisco International Airport today was 77 mph.
“Winds 20 to 40 mph with gusts 50 mph in the valleys. Gusts 55 to 70 mph immediate coastline and hills above 1000 feet,” the NWS said in a message. “Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected and roadways could be blocked by downed trees. Travel will be difficult,” the NWS said.
CNN’s Robert Shackelford contributed to this report.
More than 100 animals rescued from Pajaro floodwaters since Saturday
From CNN's Veronica Miracle
More than 100 animals have been rescued from floodwaters around the Pajaro community In Monterey County since Saturday, a local animal welfare official told CNN.
The animals included dogs, cats, roosters, guinea pigs and lots of birds, said Jacob Duarte, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Monterey County investigator.
Officials are now reuniting the animals with their owners or being taken to a shelter until they can be reunited, Duarte added.
Hurricane-force wind gusts and several inches of rain impact central California
From CNN Meteorologist Taylor Ward
The latest atmospheric river event is bringing hurricane-force wind gusts to portions of central California, along with widespread rainfall totals of 1- 3 inches and isolated amounts of nearly half a foot.
The combination of winds and rain has led to more than 350,000 customers without power across California, according to PowerOutage.US. Santa Clara County, which is south of San Francisco, is experiencing the worst of the outages with more than 127,000 of their just more than 250,000 customers without power, PowerOutage.US data shows.
The strong winds across central California will ease Tuesday afternoon and evening. A high wind warning remains in effect through late this evening for nearly 15 million people across the state. The heaviest rain is continuing to shift southward and will impact areas from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles and San Diego from late Tuesday afternoon through early Wednesday morning.
Here's where the top wind gusts were tracked as of 5 p.m. ET, according to the National Weather Service:
- 97 mph in Loma Prieta (Santa Clara County)
- 93 mph in Mines Tower (Almeda County)
- 90 mph in Lucas Valley (Marin County)
- 74 mph at the San Francisco Airport (San Mateo County)
These are the rainfall totals from the NWS as of 5 p.m. ET:
- 5.79 inches in Mining Ridge (Monterey County)
- 4.29 inches in Rocky Butte (San Luis Obispo County)
- 3.68 inches in Manchester (Sonoma County)
- 3.61inches in Boulder Creek (Santa Cruz County)
More than 270,000 customers are without power in Northeast
From CNN’s Sara Smart
More than 270,000 customers are without power in the Northeast as of 6:40 p.m. ET due to inclement weather, according to PowerOutage.US.
Here's a breakdown of the outage numbers by state:
- New Hampshire: 73,804
- New York: 73,201
- Massachusetts: 53,459
- Vermont: 27,046
- Maine: 16,490
- Connecticut: 13,256
- Pennsylvania: 12,946
Emergency repairs of Pajaro River levee underway as 21,000 people are under an evacuation order or warning
From CNN’s Taylor Romine and Joe Sutton
Workers are making emergency repairs to the Pajaro River levee in Monterey County, California, as approximately 21,000 people are under an evacuation order or warning, county officials said.
Contractors are filling the gaps in the levee and have approximately 20 feet to go, said Shaunna Murray, the senior water resources engineer at the Water Resources Agency.
This temporary fix will stabilize the gap so that water flows out at a reduced rate, she said, adding officials hope the work will be completed by the end of Tuesday or on Wednesday. The full repair of the levee will take several additional weeks after this first repair is done, she added.
An additional breach has occurred near Highway 1 and is flowing out to the ocean, but the breach happened naturally and is helping to lower the flood level, Murray said.
In Pajaro, approximately 2,000 people evacuated with 239 rescues conducted by boat or high-water vehicles, Monterey County Sheriff Tina Nieto said during the press conference. In Aroyo Seco, approximately 350 people evacuated with approximately 20 to 40 residents sheltering in place, according to the sheriff.