(DailyDig.com) – At about 7 o’clock on the evening of February 28th, an avalanche slammed into a multi-story apartment in Olympic Valley, California. Thanks to the efforts of the fire department, all of the building’s residents made it safely out of the structure without suffering any injuries. The building’s first two levels were buried by the avalanche, which was about 200 yards broad and 25 feet high.
Search teams aided by K-9s looked for further victims, but they found no signs of anybody else. The Community Recreation Center in Truckee has been set up as an evacuation hub.
It may take longer than a week for the 24-hour plowing process to cover the regions that need it. Up to seven feet of snowfall has occurred in some areas, causing major problems for locals. First responders are making their way to help those in need.
California’s mountainous regions are still experiencing storms. The townspeople are dealing with such an abundance of snow that they are now finding it difficult to store it. Groceries are running low, and roads remain impassable from the snow and also cars that are covered in snow.
Despite the fact that the most recent storms started a full week ago, on March 1, Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency. As a result of the declaration, thirteen counties will have access to previously unavailable resources. The governor made a point of mentioning the tremendous disaster relief activities that are now occurring in San Bernardino County.
Caltrans and the counties will provide assistance from the state, which will send in road workers, snow plows, and staff from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. To assist with snow removal and clearing roads, the governor of California has deployed the National Guard and hired private firms.
In the absence of a high-pressure weather system off the Pacific Coast, it is probable that storms may persist during the first couple of weeks of March.
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