Powerful Storm Raging Through Parts Of California

The storm has produced 45-foot waves at sea, heavy rain prompting flooding and mudslides.

California has declared a state of emergency as a powerful storm rages.

The storm has produced 45-foot waves at sea, heavy rain prompting flooding and mudslides. The Regional National Weather Service office has advised over 8 million people in the San Francisco Bay area, to limit travel.

California Governor, Gavin Newsom, authorized state National Guard units to act in response as the “bomb cyclone” pounds the California coastline.

The term “bomb cyclone” refers to the expectations that the storm will be marked by a quick drop in atmospheric pressure causing a high-intensity storm.

The National Weather Service said the intense storm has the power to knock down trees, wash out roads, cause hillsides to collapse, and slow airports.

Some deaths have already been reported and many residents remain without power.