Semi blown over in Marina, California
❝ One of California’s strongest storms in years – dubbed a “bombogenesis” or “weather bomb” – has hit the state, killing at least four people and bringing torrential rain and floods.
Power cuts hit 150,000 households and sinkholes swallowed cars.
Hundreds of homes were evacuated amid fear of mud slides near Los Angeles…
❝ One man was killed after a tree fell and pulled a power line onto his car in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles.
A second person died in a vehicle when it was submerged by a flash flood in the town of Victorville…
Two others died in car accidents in the San Diego area.
❝ Ryan Maue, a meteorologist for WeatherBell Analytics, told the Los Angeles Times that 10 trillion gallons of rain would fall on California in the next week, enough to power Niagara Falls for 154 days…
❝ It is feared that areas that have been previously hit by forest fires could be more susceptible to mud slides as there is less vegetation to break the flow of running water.
Terry Anzur of KFI News told the BBC the dry, scorched ground that had been “saturated” with the heavy downpour was turning streets into “rivers of mud”…
❝ Meteorologists describe the “bombogenesis” as an intense extra-tropical cyclonic low-pressure area, or “a weather bomb”.
“It is likely the strongest within the last six years and possibly even as far back as December 2004 or January 1995.”
Gusts of 87mph were reported on the Big Sur scenic coastal highway.
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