Photos From Cities Across California Show The Damage And Debris From The Ongoing Storms

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Pounding rain and wind have continued to wreak havoc across Northern California, as the area continues to be inundated by a round of atmospheric rivers, as well as a a rapidly rotating storm system known as a bomb cyclone. Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Wednesday and mobilized the California National Guard to support disaster response. Evacuation orders have been issued, the BBC reported on Friday. Two fatalities have been reported since Wednesday, including a 19-year-old woman whose car skidded off a flooding road and a toddler who died after a redwood tree fell on top of him.

The National Weather Service tweeted that more storms are expected to power through the area, lasting until Tuesday, and possibly with even more force. Here are some of the pictures that capture the damage so far:

Capitola, California

Fallen tables and chairs outside a restaurant.
Colorful houses surrounded by debris.

Debris is seen on January 6, 2023, scattered on a deck outside of a restaurant in Capitola, California, following a massive storm that hit the area.

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In the distance, a broken bridge, with more damage from the storm surrounding it.

A view of the Capitola Wharf in Capitola, California, on January 6, 2023, which was damaged by large waves following a massive storm

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A woman stands outside low bungalows, holding a guitar, a sweatshirt, and a frame.

San Francisco, California

Staff members in high visibility wear haul branches onto a truck.

Staff members clean up trees toppled by a storm on January 5, 2023, in San Francisco, California.

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A toppled gas station.

The canopy of a Valero gas station rests on the ground after being toppled by a storm on January 5, 2023, in San Francisco, California.

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Pacifica, California

Three people pushing metal in the water.

Work crews clear debris from a flooded Clarendon Road in Pacifica, Calif., in the wake of the recent storms, on Thursday morning, January 5, 2023.

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San Jose, California

A woman looks around her tent.

Paola Rodriguez, who has been living in a tent along Coyote Creek near Tully Road in San Jose, California, for the past four months, tries to decide what to bring when she evacuates to a nearby library, on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

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A topshot of a car driving through deep muddy water.

A vehicle drives on a flooded road in Sebastopol, California, on January 5, 2023.

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The storm also impacted large swaths of other parts of the state, even with southern areas like Los Angeles seeing severe weather and rainfall. Mayor Karen Bass posted photos on Twitter of crews who were tending to vital or damaged areas of the city.

Los Angeles, California

A man running from a large wave crash by the sea.

Slade Watson, 15, from Hermosa Beach, runs as waves come crashing over the breakwall of Redondo Beach Harbor, where kids played in the spray of giant waves on January 5, 2023, in the wake of a storm.

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Cars on the highway with billboard reading "Severe weather avoid travel until Thur night."

Motorists on the State Route 2 (SR 2) freeway in Los Angeles, California, are warned of severe weather and to avoid travel as a powerful storm slams into the West Coast on January 5, 2023. The recent storms have prompted California Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency.

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