Storm cuts power for over half million people in California
A powerful winter storm swept through California leaving over 500,000 people without power.
Monitoring service poweroutage.us reported an atmospheric river storm that hit California on the west coast of the United States has left over 500,000 people without power.
As of 09:30 GMT, 556,374 people are left with no electricity, according to the website.
The National Weather Service of the United States reported on Thursday that an atmospheric river was moving toward the country's west coast. California has experienced significant snowfall, heavy rain, and flooding as a result of the storm. Almost 160,000 people were without power on Thursday.
A powerful winter storm swept through California on Wednesday. An infant died in Sonoma County when a tree fell on his home, according to Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ron Lunardi.
Also, the Fairfield Police Department reported that a 19-year-old girl died in the state on Wednesday. The death toll from the storm in California has risen to six, according to the Sacramento Bee.