11 Jan 2023

At least 17 dead and a state of emergency declared as extreme storms hit California

Washington Correspondent

At least 17 people have lost their lives and a five year old boy is missing as a series of intense storms sweep through the US state of California.

President Biden has declared a state of emergency as flash floods and mudslides blocked major roads, with yet more severe weather forecast for later this week. The cost of clearing up the damage could rise above a billion dollars.