This is the second time in just two weeks that San Diego has been slammed by winter storms, an atmospheric river that was predicted to hit SoCal earlier this month. Although the city saw around 1 inch of rain, it managed to avoid the mass flooding we witnessed just last week.
Was there any flooding in San Diego this time?
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, “on-ramps on state Routes 76 and 78 flooded, as did about 30 roads across San Diego,” although most places in the city saw only an inch or so of rain compared to the nearly 3 inches of rain we saw in last week’s storm.
More than 1,600 people lost power, 2 people had to be water rescued from Chollas Creek, and thunderstorm warnings and evacuations were put in place, though these will likely be lifted by this morning.
Any road closures can be monitered here, though the website will likely be updated this morning with relevant information, as their last update was during the afternoon on Thursday.
What can we expect this weekend?
Unfortunately, the rain’s not over just yet as a Pineapple Express storm system continues its streak. There’s expected to be light rain Saturday, February 3rd, with heavier showers continuing until Tuesday, February 6th.
Since the storm that hit San Diego on the 22nd and caused massive flooding across the city, there has been an uptick of aid, from sandbags being piled up to storm drains being monitored and cleared. Will these preventions keep San Diego from flooding this upcoming weekend?
According to the DailyMail, UCLA climate scientist said,
The second storm is predicted to soak Southern California with ‘very heavy rainfall,’ Swain said, and bring even stronger winds, as high as 70 miles per hour, to the northern part of the state.”
Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a statement:
The state is working around the clock with our local partners to deploy life-saving equipment and resources statewide.”
There are two places to pick up sandbags:
- Encanto Recreation Center (6508 Wunderlin Ave., SD 92114)
- Mountain View Community Center (641 Boundary St., SD 92113)
You can head to San Diego’s official website for road closure information, flood-prone areas, evacuations, and to report flooding.