Ellen DeGeneres shares video of flooding raging at home in California: ‘It’s crazy’ – National

A viral video posted by Ellen DeGeneres is drawing attention to the unusual flooding that hit California amid a hurricane-related emergency.

Former talk show host post clips scene of her standing on the bank of a fast-flowing stream on her estate in Montecito, where other celebrities like Oprah and Prince Harry also reside.

“It’s probably about nine feet tall, and it could have grown another two,” DeGeneres says in the clip, noting that this stream on her property usually “never flows.”

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CNN reported on Monday that 90% of California is under flood monitoring and thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes. According to the National Weather Service in Los Angeles, the atmospheric river-fueled storm is being called the most dramatic storm in nearly 20 years, with many areas getting a month’s worth of rain in just one month. day.

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Montecito, where DeGeneres lives, was also issued an evacuation order on Monday, the fifth anniversary of a similar deadly hurricane that hit the seaside town in 2018, killing 23 people.

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“This is the fifth anniversary of the fires and landslides that have killed so many people and left many homeless and dead,” DeGeneres said. “This is crazy. On the 5th anniversary, we’re going to have an unprecedented downpour.”

“We need to treat Mother Nature better because Mother Nature is not happy with us,” she added. “Let’s all do our part. Keep everyone safe.

The official death toll from the storm rose to 14 on Monday, and a five-year-old boy swept away by floods from his mother’s car is still missing. According to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, he has not been declared dead, but a search that lasted about seven hours found only one shoe before the water level became too dangerous for divers.

Flooding caused by heavy rainfall is seen in a neighborhood near Holohan Road near Watsonville, Calif., on Monday, January 9, 2023.

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California has been in a state of emergency since Sunday when President Joe Biden authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to intervene and help coordinate disaster relief efforts.

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