Floods Threaten to Turn Coastal California Towns into an Island

January 13, 2023

© Bloomberg Sand bags stacked in front in front of a garage door after rain storms in Watsonville, California, US, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. California faces more drenching rain, as concerns about drought have been replaced by fears of flooding thats killed at least 14 people, closed highways and sent residents fleeing for their lives. The Salinas River originates in the Los Padres National Forest and slices through a swath of central California, emptying into Monterey Bay just north of the town of Monterey. It is one of the five rivers the state has been monitoring for flooding this week. Most Read from Bloomberg Businessweek©2023 Bloomberg L.P.