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Preparing for the Storm: San Diego Mayor Issues Evacuation Warning

Preparing for the Storm: San Diego Mayor Issues Evacuation Warning

Rainstorm Impacting San Diego

San Diego mayor Todd Gloria appeared on CNN’s Newsroom to discuss the city’s preparations for an approaching storm. As the storm moves south, the mayor emphasized the need to be ready for its impact.

Unusual Weather Events

The mayor expressed concern over the consecutive storm events that San Diego has experienced in the past two weeks. He acknowledged that San Diego is accustomed to perfect weather and is therefore facing challenges in responding to the rain. The current storm is further complicating efforts to assist those who were affected by flooding just weeks ago.

Evacuation Warning and Flooding

In response to the situation, the mayor issued a second evacuation warning for low-lying and flood-prone areas of the city. He highlighted the unexpected flooding in regions that were not traditionally prone to such events. These atmospheric rivers, previously unfamiliar to many, now pose a constant threat to the city. The mayor explained that these weather phenomena can result in a significant amount of rainfall within a short period, affecting specific areas of the city.

Preparation Efforts

The mayor assured that city officials are doing everything possible to prepare for the storm. One of the measures they have taken is the distribution of over 150,000 sandbags to assist residents in protecting their properties.

A Break from Mother Nature

Despite their preparations, the mayor humorously expressed the city’s desire for a break from mother nature’s relentless onslaught of storms.

Flood Watch Timings

The city is currently under a flood watch from Monday, 4 p.m. local time (7 p.m. ET) until Wednesday, 10 a.m. local time (1 p.m. ET). The peak rainfall is expected to begin tonight at 7 p.m. local time (10 p.m. ET) and continue until Wednesday morning at 3 a.m. local time (6 a.m. ET).

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