After years of drought, large parts of California are being ravaged by yet another massive storm. This storm, dubbed ‘bombogenesis’ has already claimed 2 lives and threatens to claim more with flash flooding, mudslides and more. Some question the integrity of the Oroville Dam and if it can stand the effects of this latest storm.
One of California’s strongest storms in years – dubbed a “bombogenesis” or “weather bomb” – has hit the state, killing two, and bringing torrential rain and flash floods.
Hundreds of homes have been evacuated amid fears of mud slides near Los Angeles.
More than 250 flights have been disrupted at Los Angeles International Airport, and major roads have closed.
The weather has also brought car-swallowing sinkholes and power cuts.
The rainstorms spread from the south of the state, around Los Angeles, up to San Francisco.