Redding, CA is utopia of tranquility, harmony, and acceptance. It is a monolith of society, a treasure of California that must be showcased and emulated by all of its surrounding cities. From sweeping grasslands to the the urban sprawl of the Hilltop, there’s no better city in California to settle into than this proud metropolis. Unfortunately, extreme weather conditions have jeopardized the serene scene that usually befits Redding. Storms of all shapes, severity and volume have deluged all of Shasta County, with Redding taking a huge brunt of the damage and wear. While most of northern California is accustomed to precipitation, the sheer amount of strife inflicted upon this bustling city has the citizens and government scrambling for cover.
Mother nature was definitely not merciful to the city of Redding on Monday, as she unleashed a veritable downpour upon the entire populace. Eight inches of rain was the nature of the order, and the ensuing chaos caused backups and traffic jams on streets and highways alike. The historic I-5 was no exception, suffering from a torrential flood that had drivers scrambling for purchase on the suddenly more liquid than solid freeway. Flooding was so extensive that the San Joaquin River reported a levy breach that warranted partial evacuation of the area. Though conditions in the area eventually stabilized and the flash flood warning put out throughout the area was rescinded, the impact of such a forceful happening could be felt for days on end. Meanwhile in the Sierra, meteorologists predicted an onslaught of snow, a frozen counterpart to the troublesome precipitation that has plagued the county in recent times. Residents of the area are advised to exercise extreme caution when going about all daily activities and errands, for the sake of safety and public security.
While Redding doesn’t always make the news, its sporadic appearances in the national spotlight are always a force to be reckoned with. Residents of the city and sleep secure knowing that though this unpredictable weather system has wreaked much havoc, it has also brought fame.