The worst storm to hit California in years, arrived last December 11. It is said to be contending the most drought conditions in California’s history. For months, the state had been experiencing parched land, water shortages and wildfires.
The storm, dubbed as “Pineapple Express”, brought widespread flooding of roadways, downed trees, power outages and cancellation of school, leaving two casualties. Described as a ‘big storm’, it carried water from the Pacific tropics and unload it on the US West Coast. Some parts of the Bay Area received more than 9.3 inches of rain while winds in the mountain city of Lake Tahoe reached a whopping 140 miles per hour.
People from all over California posted videos and pictures online depicting the chaos brought about by the said storm.
According to the National Weather Services, California is yet to experience about eight more storms of this intensity before a dent is made in its ongoing drought, California had been experiencing for three years.