California Hurriquake; 2 disasters in 1 day

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Southern California has faced the worst of the flooding as the tropical storm rose up from Baja California in Mexico. San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria said the level of rain was unusual for the middle of summer, and his area was not prepared for it.

“We are not used to this level of precipitation, generally,” . “We’re not built for this kind of rainfall.” Gloria added that he’s concerned about possible power outages too.

More than 7 million people are under a flash flood warning through early Monday morning. The storm is expected to travel into the Southwest as the week continues.

“My Administration stands ready to provide additional assistance and will continue coordinating with California, Nevada, and Arizona. We will also continue monitoring the Southern California earthquake and any resulting impacts,” he said.

The earthquake, which shook parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, was centered in Ojai, California, about 80 miles northwest of Los Angeles, according to the United States Geological Survey. It had a magnitude of 5.1 with at least six aftershocks with magnitudes of 3.0 or greater.



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