State of emergency throughout California
January 21, 2010
As heavy rain continues to thunder across California, Acting Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in five separate counties on Thursday, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Orange. Brown assumed authority with Gov. Schwarzenegger currently in Washington, D.C. [Los Angeles Times]
There are also reports that a tornado touched down briefly Thursday afternoon on the eastern edge of Ventura.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for large portions of southern California.
The “Grapevine” on I-5 continues to be closed in both directions due to heavy snow.
Closer to home, Highway 1 is closed in Oceano at 13th Street, due to flooding.
Highway 1, nine miles north of Ragged Point remains open to one-way traffic during daylight hours, but is closed from dusk to dawn.
Flooding closed down parts of San Luis Bay Drive Thursday afternoon.
Scattered showers will continue across the county on Friday. Weekend weather is expected to be clear, before more rain on Monday.