Two people and a dog were rescued from a Southern California river on Monday as a strong storm moved through the state, bringing heavy rain and snow.
A helicopter rescue team pulled the dog’s owner, a woman, from the Los Angeles River in the San Fernando Valley at about 2:40 p.m. But the dog slipped and continued for an hour. below the river, one was running. miles on an inaccessible road with high stone walls.
On one occasion, a good Samaritan jumped into angry water and grabbed a dog, but the animal slipped from his hand and the man had to save himself.
The black -and -white dog went all the way to shallow water, where he was able to walk, and was pulled by a local LA Fire Brigade team to safety around 4 p.m. of those standing.
“The victim who went into the water earlier and demanded rescue was taken to hospital with dog bite injuries,” the fire department said in a statement. The owner of the dog did not need to go to the hospital, the statement said.
More than an inch (2.5 cm) of rain fell in parts of Southern California, according to the National Weather Service.
The weather system marked the recovery from a very dry winter that accelerated water conservation.
The storm hit the San Francisco Bay Area overnight and spread east and south. Santa Rosa, in northern San Francisco, was caught in less than an inch (2.5 cm) of rain on Monday evening, the ministry said.
Winter warnings have been issued for the Sierra Nevada, where snow is expected to fall 6 inches to 12 inches (15-30 centimeters) at altitudes above 6,000 feet (1,829 meters), according to the National Weather Service.
The Mammoth Mountain Resort said the storm could bring some of the largest numbers at some point.
“Mother Nature is back in the winter and we can’t be happier anymore,” the host said on its website.
Winter warnings have been given for the mountains of Southern California with heavy snowfall of up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) at high altitudes. Bear Mountain and Snow Summit in east Los Angeles announced last week that they would be open until April 16th.
Evacuation orders were issued briefly for some towns near the Orange County fire dumps due to fears that the hillsides could be cleared and create waste streams. Roads were filled but no major damage was reported.
After two years of drought, California got off to a good start with heavy rains in October and December 2021. Then, January and February’s history dried up, leaving the state’s ice pack under wraps. the norm.
Dry January is when there is less water than snow in California
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