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The Rains of California - a Dangerous End to a Drought

Californians are under a severe weather event as yet another Pacific storm pushes on shore, inundating southern to northern California, with torrential rains. 

This new and dangerous weather system - dubbed a "bombogenesis", or a weather bomb, is a strong extra-tropical cyclonic low pressure system, laden with copious amounts of rainfall. As a result evacuation orders have been given in some areas including suburbs of Los Angeles and regions of the San Gabriel Mountains, east of Los Angeles. 

Californians are being urged to exercise great caution. Sink holes have opened up, there are downed power lines, toppled trees and swollen rivers and creeks.Tragically, three people have died in this most recent weather event. The Los Angeles Times has reported that 10 trillion gallons of rain could fall on California in the coming week, enough water to power Niagara Falls for 154 days, the BBC-News compared.

Described as the biggest storm to hit California in recent years, the system impacting upon the state, comes upon the heels of successive weather systems that have dropped large quantities of rainfall across California and the Pacific northwest regions that led to evacuations and a damaged dam spill-away system in northern California. Oddly, these copious amounts of rainfall, are ending the state's multi-year drought, but at a brutal cost.

Californians should heed all warnings and exercise extreme caution. Stay safe and may God be with you California.