California declares state of emergency as bomb cyclone barrels ashore
California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency before a bomb cyclone packing heavy rains and hurricane-force winds barreled ashore Wednesday night.
Wind gusts of up to 70 mph were expected to shake much of central California, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Fox Weather reported.
More than 200,000 homes and businesses were without power early Thursday, according to poweroutage.us.
The extreme weather is expected to continue into the morning, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders for areas such as Santa Cruz, where flooding is a major concern.
Coastal areas could...