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"Extraordinary torrential downpours" flood Southern California

Posted on AllSides December 22nd, 2023
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A storm that's been flooding Southern California streets with historic rainfall, disrupting travel and prompting water rescues and evacuations is expanding into the Southwest on Friday.

The big picture: The slow-moving storm on Thursday morning dumped a month's worth of rain in one hour on Oxnard, a Ventura County city west of Los Angeles. As of Friday morning, more than 26 million people were under flood watches from Southern California to Central Arizona.

Why it matters: The "dramatic" storm has already unleashed historic rainfall rates. Daniel Swain, a climate scientist...

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