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Convoy of Hope Responds to Flooding in California

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April 11, 2023 | 5:02 p.m.

Convoy of Hope is providing aid to communities affected by recent flooding in the Central Valley region of California.

Massive amounts of rain via atmospheric rivers pummeled California in the first two weeks of January. In just one month, 32 trillion gallons of rain and snow fell on the state. In late March, a bomb cyclone wreaked havoc across the region, bringing heavy rain and winds up to 90 mph.

flooding in California

Tens of thousands of people lost power. Farmlands experienced flooding, resulting in damage and crop loss. Thousands of people evacuated their homes. Even now, flooding will remain a concern for weeks and months to come as the snowpack on the Sierra Nevada mountains melts.

Convoy of Hope sent multiple truckloads of food, bottled water, cleanup supplies, and other essential resources for distribution to people and families in need. Convoy also met with partners in the area to assess unmet needs in affected communities. Teams will continue to identify ongoing needs and provide relief for people devastated by the severe weather and subsequent flooding.

California flooding response

Humanitarian relief plays a critical role in providing much-needed resources and support to communities affected by disaster — much like the flooding in the Central Valley region. To help Convoy of Hope provide hope for people devastated by disaster, donate today.

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