Historic Rain Overwhelms San Diego, Causing Severe Flooding
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Torrential rainfall overwhelmed city and county services Monday, forcing road closures in beach communities, the urban core and south San Diego. It also left thousands without power, required the Metropolitan Transit System to suspend or severely delay trolley and bus routes and necessitated multiple water rescues by emergency responders.
Axios' climate reporter Andrew Freedman: Studies have shown that extreme precipitation events such as this one are becoming likelier and more intense as the climate warms in response to the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation.
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