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California braces for 'parade of cyclones' after storms kill 12

California braces for 'parade of cyclones' after storms kill 12

Monday, January 09, 2023, 12:37 GMT+7
California braces for 'parade of cyclones' after storms kill 12
A drone view of residents looking a tree that fell during a winter storm with high winds in Sacramento, California, U.S. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California on Sunday braced for more severe weather after a week of torrential downpours and damaging winds killed at least 12 people in the past 10 days and knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service warned that northern and central California were still in the path of a "relentless parade of cyclones," promising little relief for the region until the middle of the week.

Residents look at a tree that fell in high winds during a winter storm in Sacramento, California, U.S. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
Residents look at a tree that fell in high winds during a winter storm in Sacramento, California, U.S. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Two overlapping phenomena - an immense airborne stream of dense moisture from the ocean called an atmospheric river and a sprawling, hurricane-force low-pressure system known as a bomb cyclone - have caused devastating flooding and record snowfall over the past week.

A tree blocks a roadway after it fell in high winds during a winter storm in West Sacramento, California, U.S. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
A tree blocks a roadway after it fell in high winds during a winter storm in West Sacramento, California, U.S. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

The latest storms vividly illustrated the consequences of warmer sea and air temperatures caused by climate change.

Residents looks at a tree that fell in high winds during a winter storm in West Sacramento, California, U.S. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
Residents looks at a tree that fell in high winds during a winter storm in West Sacramento, California, U.S. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

"These storms are supercharged by climate change," California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot told a news conference.

A drone view of a tree that fell during a winter storm with high winds in Sacramento, California, U.S. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
A drone view of a tree that fell during a winter storm with high winds in Sacramento, California, U.S. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
Joe Costa, a friend of a homeless woman who was killed by a falling tree branch during the storm, speaks with county outreach workers at the site of the accident, at the bank of the Sacramento River, in Sacramento, California, U.S. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
Joe Costa, a friend of a homeless woman who was killed by a falling tree branch during the storm, speaks with county outreach workers at the site of the accident, at the bank of the Sacramento River, in Sacramento, California, U.S. January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

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