California Flooding: Red Cross on the Ground

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The American Red Cross has hundreds of disaster workers and trailers of relief supplies on the ground in California ready to help where flooding threats are impacting millions of people throughout the state.

Most of the state is expected to see heavy rain starting today. In southern California, more than 21 million people are under flash flood watches in Los Angeles, Ventura and southern Santa Barbara counties as a storm moves in today with snow, strong winds and heavy rain bringing the threat of flooding and mudslides.

In northern California, as much as a foot of rain threatens the region around the Oroville Dam emergency spillway where almost 200,000 people evacuated earlier this week when officials feared the spillway would fail. The area remains under evacuation warnings and hundreds remain in Red Cross and community shelters. The Red Cross is coordinating closely with local emergency management personnel and stands ready to open additional shelters if needed. See full details of how the Red Cross is helping.