California dealt with yet another massive storm that battered much of the state with bands of rain, wind, snow and power outages to thousands Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
The storm, deemed a “bomb cyclone,” dumped rain in parts of the Bay Area, forced the cancellation of more than 70 flights at San Francisco International Airport and downed trees and power lines.
It spurred California Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency Wednesday, authorizing state National Guard units to support the disaster response. San Francisco Mayor London Breed said at a news conference that the city was “preparing for a war.”
More than 180,000 homes and businesses were without power in California early Thursday, according to poweroutage.us.
See dramatic images showing the impact of back-to-back storms hitting the state.
Parts of Northern California could get 10 or more inches of rain over the next week, forecasters say. In Southern California, the storm was expected to peak into early Thursday, with Santa Barbara and Ventura counties likely to see the most rain, forecasters said.
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