Overall Green alert Flood
in United States

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1102430
Death: 1
Displaced: 405
Countries: United States
From - To 09 Jan - 03 Feb


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USA - Severe weather, update (ECHO 06 Feb 2024)Tue, 06 Feb 2024 10:54

  • Severe weather, including heavy rainfall and strong winds, has been affecting southern and central California State since 4 February, causing floods, landslides and several severe weather related incidents that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • The worst affected counties are: Los Angeles, Monterrey, Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Diego, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Sutter and Sacramento. The California Governor declared a state of emergency for eight counties.
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) report, as of 5 February, three fatalities in Sacramento, Santa Cruz and Sutter Counties. In addition, FEMA also reports 77 evacuated people in five shelters, mandatory evacuation orders for 3,160 people and several closed roads across the affected Counties. Finally, 17 damaged school were reported in the San Diego County.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are still forecast over southern and central California. NOAA has issued several flood advisories over different counties in the area.
USA - Severe weather, update (ECHO 08 Feb 2024)Thu, 08 Feb 2024 11:47

  • Heavy rainfall and strong winds continued to affect southern and central California since 4 February, causing floods, landslides and a number of severe weather-related incidents that have resulted in more casualties and damage.
  • The worst affected counties are Los Angeles and San Bernardino. As of 8 February, the state of emergency declared by the Governor of California is still in force.
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports, as of 7 February, nine fatalities, 86 evacuated people in three shelters and multiple road closures across southern California. Mandatory evacuation orders for 950 people (551 in San Bernardino County and 399 in Los Angeles County) are still in force.
  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate rainfall is forecast over southern and central California and over western Arizona. Some flood advisories issued by NOAA are still in force over the San Diego area, southern California.
California State, USA, Early February 2024An atmospheric river brought heavy rain to parts of California in early February 2024. The storm first impacted areas of Northern California, causing minor flooding in San Francisco before moving south impacting areas of Long Beach, where several people were rescued from trapped vehicles and stretches of the 710 Freeway were flooded. Strong winds and storm surge caused some coastal flooding. A second storm was expected in the coming days.Fri 2 Feb 2024FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),