Storms lash California


Update Apparently these storms have been sufficient to replenish 42% of the state's water needs in the wake of the well-publicised drought

Exceptionally powerful rainstorms have hit California this week as a result of what is being called an ‘atmospheric river’ hitting the state from off the Pacific Ocean. While the storms are helping to refill reservoirs that have nearly emptied in some portions of the state, they are also causing flooding and road closures. 

Flood warnings are in place until at least Monday 16 January throughout the North Coast, although the worst of the rains are expected to...