We are providing support for the victims and their families during this tragedy. At least five women and five men were killed and another 10 hospitalized after a mass shooting in Monterey Park, California. The attack happened at a dance studio near a Lunar New Year festival celebration. After a day of celebration, people are waking up to a nightmare. This is devastating beyond words. We cannot imagine the pain that so many families are experiencing today. This tremendous act of violence, on one of the most important days of the year for many Asian Americans, at a place where Asian American families come to gather and celebrate, is sending shockwaves through their community.
Thousands of Californians remained under evacuation orders as heavy rainfall continued in parts of the state, threatening more flooding as part of a series of storms that have left at least 17 dead in recent weeks. Thunderstorms were drenching northern California Tuesday afternoon with more rain expected Wednesday and Thursday. Across the state, more than 20 million people are under flood alerts as the risk of mudslides also spreads to the Los Angeles and San Diego areas. The storms have led to dangerous flooding and mudslides and roughly 34,000 remained under evacuation orders statewide, California. From north to south in the Golden State this week, flooding, mudslides or threats thereof have led to evacuations, road closures and desperate rescues. On Monday, trees crashed down, homes lost power and major roadways were turned into rivers or otherwise closed as storms unleashed powerful winds and heavy downpours.
We are working to assist those affected, but there is a dire need for shelter, food, and water due to the rising number of displaced families. A fast-moving wildfire scorching through Northern California has destroyed dozens of homes and is creating dangerous smoke conditions in regions farther north. The Mosquito Fire has burned through nearly 49,000 acres and has gutted at least 25 single occupancy residences in El Dorado and Placer counties. More than 11,000 people in the region have been ordered to evacuate. Both the El Dorado and Tahoe National Forests are closed because of the Mosquito Fire, officials said. The fire is so intense that the smoke being emitted is producing hazardous air quality conditions for states farther north and east. Large plumes of smoke were seen covering the city of Reno, Nevada.
We are working to assist those affected, but there is a dire need for shelter, food, and water due to the rising number of displaced families. Disaster Relief: Providing shelter, food. and water. A wildfire raging in Northern California was exacerbated by winds from thunderstorms this weekend, causing significant growth. The fire, known as the McKinney fire, has burned more than 51,000 acres as of Sunday. Saturday for Siskiyou County, saying the blaze has threatened critical infrastructure and forced nearly 2,000 residents to flee their homes. The McKinney fire started on Friday in Siskiyou County near the California-Oregon border, about four hours north of Sacramento. A mandatory evacuation order was announced for parts of Siskiyou County on Saturday, residents within the evacuation zone are being asked to “please leave immediately. About 60 people were evacuated from the Pacific Crest Trail on Saturday due to the McKinney Fire.
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