Storms and flooding have caused power outages in the US, leaving more than 400k without power. Parts of New York and Massachusetts received up to three feet of snow, leaving 189,492 customers in California without power.
Winds Recorded Over 40mph
Some 40 counties in California, New York state, and multiple counties in New Jersey are under a state of emergency amid severe flooding and high winds. According to Michael Anderson, the state climatologist, the Santa Barbara and San Bernardino mountains in southern California could experience one of the heaviest rainfalls with up to 10 inches (25 cm). The storm swapped across the northeast, bringing massive piles of snow and winds up to 40mph.
Schools & Businesses Closed
The massive flooding and snow have forced hundreds of schools and businesses to close down amid uncertainty. Meanwhile, California is experiencing its eleventh atmospheric river in the last 3 months. National Weather Service said they are not sure for how long the Californians are expected to go through all this.