Alejo said the levee is unlikely to be fully repaired before the next storm hits the area Monday night.
«We are very concerned about the arrival of the second storm,» he said.
On Saturday, the county issued an alert for Pajaro Sunny Mesa Water District customers warning them not to drink their tap water or use it to prepare food because local wells flooded during the storm.
Another Monterey County community, Arroyo Seco, remained under a mandatory evacuation Saturday after the storm washed away a major highway Friday, county officials said.
Nearly 18,000 utility customers in the county lost power Saturday, according to the network monitoring site. poweroutage.us.
Other parts of the state were affected by the extreme weather, including Santa Cruz County, where local government officials posted videos and photos of flood damage in the Soquel community.
Farther south, evacuation orders for parts of San Luis Obispo County were lifted Saturday, but some neighborhoods remained under evacuation warnings.
The cities of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay declared local emergencies in response to the extreme weather.
“City officials and staff are preparing for a series of two atmospheric river storms that are forecast to bring several inches of rain each to San Luis Obispo,” the city said in a statement.
On Friday, Kern County officials placed the low-lying areas of the Riverkern and Kernville communities under evacuation orders amid flood forecasts.
In southern California, the Ventura County Fire Department said Saturday that a 30-by-300-foot sinkhole appeared between two homes in the city of Camarillo.
President Joe Biden declared a federal emergency on Thursday to help expedite disaster relief.
The weather service said in a forecast discussion that the Bay Area and Central Coast were on track for the next front, which it described as likely more intense and heavier with rainfall.
«This event will be more widespread,» said meteorologist Kristan Lund of the Oxnard office of the National Weather Service.
TO scale for atmospheric riversdeveloped by scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, measured the weekend storm at its weakest level, AR 1. Monday’s storm is forecast to reach an intensity and duration of AR 3, and is said to represent a storm both » beneficial as dangerous».
Atmospheric rivers have helped Los Angeles record nearly 21 inches of rain since the season began Oct. 1, topping the annual average of 14.77 inches. It is not yet clear if Los Angeles and points south will be significantly affected by the upcoming atmospheric river.
Michelle Acevedo, christian santana, erick mendoza and emma li contributed.