Pounding rain and wind have continued to wreak havoc across Northern California, as the area continues to be inundated by a round of atmospheric rivers, as well as a a rapidly rotating storm system known as a bomb cyclone. Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Wednesday and mobilized the California National Guard to support disaster response. Evacuation orders have been issued, the BBC reported on Friday. Two fatalities have been reported since Wednesday, including a 19-year-old woman whose car skidded off a flooding road and a toddler who died after a redwood tree fell on top of him.
The National Weather Service tweeted that more storms are expected to power through the area, lasting until Tuesday, and possibly with even more force. Here are some of the pictures that capture the damage so far:
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
The storm also impacted large swaths of other parts of the state, even with southern areas like Los Angeles seeing severe weather and rainfall. Mayor Karen Bass posted photos on Twitter of crews who were tending to vital or damaged areas of the city.