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Bomb Cyclone Kills Toddler In Southern California

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  • A powerful winter storm blasted Northern California killing a toddler along the coast in Santa Cruz.
  • Rains exceed 2 inches in some areas of Los Angeles.
  • Another series of storms is expected to hit the region over the weekend and into next week.

Sacramento: A powerful winter storm blasted Northern California with strong winds and heavy rain, knocking out power, and killing a toddler along the coast in Santa Cruz. Torrential rainfall hit Southern California on Thursday morning as a bomb cyclone with rains exceeding 2 inches in some areas of Los Angeles. While flooding homes continued the National Weather Service and storm produced up to 1.25” of rain per hour in some locations.

“Heavy snow will continue to fall over the mountains of Utah into Friday. The next in a parade of Atmospheric Rivers is expected to arrive late Friday into California”, tweeted the National Weather Service.

The rain overwhelmed storm drains, causing widespread, localized street flooding and standing water issues on major roads throughout the LA area. Another series of storms is expected to hit the region over the weekend and into next week, bringing the potential for more strong winds and heavy rain.

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