Biden will visit areas affected by storms in California on Thursday

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The White House reported that the president will meet with local authorities to assess additional help needed to rebuild the damage

Biden will visit storm-affected areas in California on Thursday

Biden will visit storm-affected areas in California on Thursday (AP/Noah Berger)

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, will travel on Thursday to areas of California devastated by a series of storms that killed at least 19 people.

< p class="paragraph">Biden will visit “communities affected by the destruction left behind by recent storms, will inspect reconstruction efforts and assess what additional help is needed,” the White House announced in a statement Monday.

Since December 27, California has been suffering from floods, landslides landslides and landslides caused by violent winter storms.

On Saturday, heavy rains fell again on the Pacific coast, causing rivers to overflow their banks and flooding urban areas, homes and agricultural land affected by a never-ending drought.

Biden will visit areas on Thursday affected by storms in California

The president of the United States, Joe Biden. (REUTERS/Julia Nikhinson)

The string of storms could, however, end soon. The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting “drier weather in California and the Southwestern United States” for the weekend.

Still, the staggering amount of rain that has A fall in northern California has left cities under water.

Biden approved this Sunday the declaration of catastrophe in the states of California < /b>and Alabama, affected by a strong storm in recent weeks, going a step further than the declaration of a state of emergency.

The president confirmed that there is a serious catastrophe in California, ordering federal help to carry out the recovery of the areas affected by the strong winter storms.

Some Californian areas have registered so much rain in three weeks than what they usually report in a whole year, suffering historical levels of rain and snow, for which millions of people have been left without electricity and forced evacuations, reports the chain NPR.

to saturation point.

Biden will visit storm-affected areas in California on Thursday

The staggering amount of rain that has fallen in Northern California has left cities under water. (Dai Sugano/via AP)

A series of storms have hit California in recent weeks. Brief outages barely give authorities time to clean up debris or restore power.

The NWS report for the Bay area indicates that< b> More than 18 inches of rain has fallen in San Francisco since December 26.

While California breathes, a new storm looms over the state of Washington, to the north.

“A new storm system will arrive in the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday night and move inland on Wednesday,” forecast the NWS. “It will bring a new wave of moisture from the Pacific and a round of heavy rains.”

(With information from AFP and Europa Press)

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