Flights to and from Los Angeles International airport were being affected as a fierce ‘weather bomb’ struck southern California.
At least five people were killed as torrential rain, flash floods and mud slides struck on Friday and Saturday.
Meteorologists described the storm as ‘bombogenesis’, an intense extra-tropical cyclonic low-pressure area, or ‘a weather bomb – the worst storm to hit the state in years.
The flights warning was issued in renewed Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice.
Forecasters warned residents in the north, including San Francisco, to expect more heavy rain yesterday.
“A severe storm is currently affecting California, leading to road closures, fallen trees and sink holes,” the FCO warned.
“Please follow the advice of the local authorities. If you’re travelling in northern California please be aware of evacuations in Oroville and surrounding counties due to spillage around the Oroville dam.
Follow the advice on the California Governor’s website for the most up to date guidance.”
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