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California residents are struggling to get supplies after record-breaking snowfall

Large parts of Northern California are under a winter storm warning Monday night as residents in the southern part of the state Still asking for help. There are many Still stuck After last week’s record-breaking snowfall.

The long lines for free food in Crestline, California were a sign of the area’s dwindling supply.

“We’re trapped,” one resident told CBS News. “We’re trapped. We can’t get off.”

Carol Wolff, 73, who lives in the area, had to wait three hours for supplies and they weren’t even for her.

“The neighbors across the street, they have two little kids,” she said. “They need some milk.”

Still he had to walk about a mile back to his snow-bound neighborhood.

Normally, he said, the road would be plowed within a day. Now, almost two weeks after the snow started, they are still in bad shape.

Residents digging in Crestline, CA.

Crews begin removing piles of snow after a recent storm dropped more than 100 inches of snow in the San Bernardino Mountains on March 6, 2023 in Crestline, California.

Gina Ferrazzi

“We’re here for you. We’re going to dig you out. And we’re coming,” San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Shannon Dickus told residents Friday.

But Crestline resident Vanessa Totten said it doesn’t feel that way.

“It feels like no one out there cares about us,” he said.

The avalanche caused roofs to collapse, entire houses and cars to be covered and power outages. A woman even gave birth during the storm without any medical assistance.

Neighbors continue to rely on each other until more help arrives.

And in Northern California, snow stopped briefly on Monday, but more is expected. Parts of the state’s Central Valley could get an additional one to three feet of snow, according to the National Weather Service. Later in the week, an expected atmospheric river could bring heavy rain, leading to rapid snowmelt and possible flooding, the NWS said.

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