As dark clouds started poking up over the weekend, photo reporter Alekz Londos said he raced away with a megaphone to warn hundreds of people living on the shores of a river he feared would flood.

The high-performance system is a so-called atmospheric flow that absorbs moisture from the Pacific and releases it into the snow at low altitudes than rain and the mountains.

City officials say they have sent workers to the area over the weekend to help notify the community.

The system was based on the progress of a major rainstorm in October, especially in northern California, said Michael Anderson, the state’s climate scientist.

The problem is particularly widespread in Santa Cruz County, a high-cost area on the coast south of San Francisco that has one of the highest rate of per capita homelessness in the state.

Avalanche warnings were in place for Mono and Inyo counties in the east of the Sierra California, where Mammoth Mountain was getting up to 4 feet of snow.

Phil Kramer, the chief executive of the nonprofit Housing Matters, which promotes permanent accommodation for unremittances in Santa Cruz County, said that while he thinks the city works hard and diligently, the benchlands are “far from an ideal location”

A mountain highway into the resort town of Big Bear was supposed to remain off-limits until Wednesday while crews swept away multiple feet of mud and debris.


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Northern California Megaregion

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Cuyama River

118-mile-long river in southern San Luis Obispo County, northern Santa Barbara County, and northern Ventura County, in the U.S. state of California (wikipedia)


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State in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area (wikipedia)