Strong West Coast winter storm leaves 350 000 homes without power, traps cars in mudslides | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Strong West Coast winter storm leaves 350 000 homes without power, traps cars in mudslides

A strong winter storm brought strong winds and high elevation snow to West Coast over the weekend, leaving more than 350 000 homes and causing flash floods and mudslides. Several more waves of heavy rain, gusty winds and high elevation snow are expected before the end of the week.

Wind gusts in excess of 96 km/h (60 mph) downed trees and power lines, leaving more than 300 000 customers without power in Washington (the majority in King, Pierce and Thurston counties) and tens of thousands in California on January 5 and 6, 2019. By early Monday, January 7 (UTC), the number of customers without power stood at 77 372 in Washington and 56 203 in California.

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