Moisture from the former hurricane is expected to surge over Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado into Thursday. Across far southeastern California, the risk of locally heavy rainfall will be limited to through Tuesday night.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers representing western states sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week echoing governors' recent calls for him to designate a federal drought disaster.
With high winds forecast in Northern California, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said it plans to cut power Tuesday in 18 counties.
Several Western state governors sent a letter to President Joe Biden's administration requesting he declare a federal drought disaster.
Area destroyed is larger than the geographic region of Houston, Texas.
A wildfire burning in dry mountain forest swept through the Gold Rush town of Greenville, California, on Aug. 4, reducing neighborhoods and the historic downtown to charred rubble.
After California voters overwhelmingly approved Farm Animal Confinement Proposition (Prop 12), which becomes effective next year, it's likely that without intervention, Californians will no longer be able to buy pork products.
Western governors say it's time for the federal government to step in and manage its forests because their state resources are running on empty.
Flash flood watches and warnings are in effect for eight western states that have been battling wildfires over the last several months.