Flooding of Ventura streets at Thompson and Main. Photo and video courtesy of Juan Carlos/VC Star
Historic levels of rainfall hammered parts of California as a powerful storm moved across the state bringing with it flooding, mudslides, power outages, and damage to hundreds of homes in our state.
Half a year’s worth of rain (10 inches) fell in Los Angeles and surrounding areas on Monday, February 4, 2024, marking the third wettest two-day period on record. More rain is expected, according to the National Weather Service.
With virtually all of Southern California under flash-flood advisories and multiple counties now under states of emergency, local rescue workers and relief efforts are working overtime to ensure those affected are safe and receiving the help they need.
It’s estimated that these storms have affected around 20 million people in California.
While Ventura County got lucky, sadly three people were killed by falling trees. Hundreds of people were evacuated as rescues from flash floods, flooding and mudslides continued throughout Monday.
The Local Love Project is now activated
The Local Love Project has been activated and is now working to bring in donations to help those affected in our county and surrounding areas.
If you or someone you know was affected by the storms and needs help, they can contact us at email@example.com.
Note: The Local Love Project will provide donations and relief items as they become available to us. We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for all requests.
Donations and Volunteer Opportunities
We NEED YOUR HELP!
We are asking for donations and volunteers to help us provide relief to those affected by the recent storms.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.