Bomb cyclone, atmospheric river blasts West Coast; 2 dead in Seattle area; hundreds of thousands without power | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Bomb cyclone, atmospheric river blasts West Coast; 2 dead in Seattle area; hundreds of thousands without power

A furious storm unleashed from a "bomb cyclone" over the Pacific Ocean slammed ashore Sunday in drought-plagued Northern Californiaand the Pacific Northwest, blasting a wide swath of the West Coast with heavy rain, damaging winds, flooding and mudslides.

Over 160,000 homes and businesses in California, more than 170,000 in Washington, and over 28,000 in Oregon were left without power on Sunday due to the extreme weather. Two people were killed when a tree fell on a vehicle in the greater Seattle area.

Flooding across the San Francisco Bay Area closed streets in Berkeley and inundated the Bay Bridge toll plaza in Oakland. By Sunday morning, Mount Tamalpais, just north of San Francisco, had recorded a half-foot of rainfall during the previous 12 hours, the weather service said.

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