In Photos: Ferocious Storm Floods California

12 12 2014
People use kayaks and a canoe to make their way around a flooded parking lot at a shopping center in Healdsburg, Calif.  (Photo: Eric Risberg, AP)

People use kayaks and a canoe to make their way around a flooded parking lot at a shopping center in Healdsburg, Calif. (Photo: Eric Risberg, AP)

The West Coast of the United States is being hit by one of the strongest storm in years bringing heavy rain that flooded some parts of California.

In Oregon, at least two people were reportedly killed due to the storm.

The ferocious storm also produced very strong winds across Northern California, including hurricane force wind of 78 mph near Lake Tahoe and over 100 mph in many spots in the mountains.

According to the National Weather Service, the highest gust recorded so far was 147 mph which was recorded near Lake Tahoe.

The powerful storm system is fueled by the “Pineapple Express” that is delivering a steady stream of moisture directly from Hawaii to the West Coast.

There were flash flood in several parts of the Bay Area and some parts of major highways were closed due to flooding.

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Aftermath Photo Of California Earthquake

25 08 2014
A building is seen destroyed following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A building is seen destroyed following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit California’s northern c early Sunday morning, injuring at least 172 people.

The quake, the biggest in the region in 25 years, hit at 3:20 a.m. (1020 GMT) (1120 BST).

It was centered 6 miles (10 km) south of the city of Napa or about 50 miles northeast of San Francisco.

Historic buildings were damaged and homes were set on fire.

The quake went for about 50 seconds.

On Sunday afternoon, at least 33 buildings in the city are red tagged which means they are not safe to be entered.

Here are some photos of the aftermath:








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