Deadly Combination Of Bomb Cyclone, Atmospheric River Drenches West Coast
At least two people died in the bomb cyclone that struck the West Coast Wednesday into Thursday — the second massive storm to hit the coast in less than a week.
Fueled by an atmospheric river from the Pacific Ocean, the potent storm unleashed a fury of strong wind and rain across the West Coast that quickly turned deadly. A 19-year-old woman from Fairfield, California, was killed Wednesday morning when her car hydroplaned on a partially flooded road and crashed into a utility pole, according to the Fairfield Police Department. Fairfield is located in Solano County, nearly 40 miles northeast of San Francisco.
The second fatality was reported Wednesday evening, also in the San Francisco region, in Occidental, Sonoma County, after .