Several US states were threatened with more extreme weather on Friday night as heavy rains in Southern California set off floods and mudslides, prompting evacuation orders on Tuesday.

The multi-day storm, a powerful atmospheric river weather system that sucked in moisture from the Pacific, pulled southward over California Tuesday, saturating the drought-stricken state with much-needed rain, but also triggered rescue efforts along a swollen river and forced evacuations because of a risk of mudslides in some fire-ravaged areas.

The waterlogging also gave relief about the threat of wildfires that raged into Southern California late fall.

It is not advisable to travel in, near or below avalanche grounds.

Similar orders have been issued for residents of the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles and several canyons in Orange County.

In Orange County south of Los Angeles, some 800 homes were evacuated on Tuesday as a storm surge alert was issued and mudslides were reported in areas scorched by a wildfire.

Evacuations were ordered in several counties of San Bernardino County and Riverside County early Tuesday as rains were expected to wreak havoc on fire scars from wildfires in the surrounding area.

Forecasters have warned that strong winds that accompany the second storm may cause electricity outages.


California

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California is a state in the Western United States. California borders Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south. With over 39. (wikipedia)


Los Angeles

Los Angeles lawss AN-jəl-əs; Tongva: Tovaangar; Spanish: Los Ángeles, pronounced , lit. ‘The Angels’), commonly referred to by the initialism L.A., is the largest city in California. (wikipedia)


Southern California

Geographic and cultural region that generally comprises California’s southernmost counties. The region is traditionally described as eight counties, based on demographics (wikipedia)


Los Angeles Fire Department

The Los Angeles Fire Department provides emergency medical services, fire cause determination, fire prevention, fire suppression, hazardous materials mitigation, (wikipedia)


Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana is the second most populous city and the county seat of Orange County, California, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. (wikipedia)


Weather

Weather is the state of the atmosphere, describing for example the degree to which it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. On Earth, (wikipedia)


California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is a fire department of the California Natural Resources Agency in California, United States. (wikipedia)