Jan 8, 2017

State of Emergency Declared: Evacuation Notice Issued, Water Rescues Underway As Deadly Flooding Hits California, Nevada

Monterey County, CA
USA
by
Eric Chaney
,
The Weather Channel
A van drives through flooded water on Green Valley Road in Graton, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Photo: Jeff Chiu, AP
A van drives through flooded water on Green Valley Road in Graton, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Photo: Jeff Chiu, AP

A state of emergency has been declared in Nevada as a multi-day siege of heavy rain and Sierra snow pounds California and sets its sights on parts of Nevada.

Two people have died in California where flooding rains have shut down roadways throughout the central portion of the state. Water rescues are ongoing and at least one county has issued a voluntary evacuation order.  Based on National Weather Service reports, there have been more than a dozen mudslide reports in California.