Pacific Northwest Hammered by “Bomb Cyclone”


( – America’s Pacific Northwest has had a rough year. Millions of acres and thousands of buildings burned to the ground while wildfires scorched multiple states. But although the fires were bad enough, a new threat came pouring down — literally.

What is being called a “bomb cyclone” tore through the Pacific Northwest over the weekend, drowning many areas in rainfall. In less than 24 hours, some parts of California had recorded up to ten inches of rain.

The downpour flooded streets and led to mudslides in areas previously burned by the wildfires. Over 170,000 residents found themselves in the dark as the storm wrought havoc on the power grid.

Further north, Oregon didn’t fare much better. The extreme weather broke records and left tens of thousands without power there as well. In Seattle, Washington, two individuals lost their lives as a result of the storm as the intense wind caused a tree to fall on their vehicle.

Once again Mother Nature has proven that it is a force to be reckoned with. Torrential downpours are more than capable of flooding streets, or even sweeping cars away.

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