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Bomb Cyclone Pummels San Francisco With Hurricane-Like Force

  • Strong gusts break windows, knock down trees, derail train
  • About 137,000 customers without power across California
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A bomb cyclone slammed into Northern California, packing hurricane-like winds that toppled power lines, shattered windows in downtown San Francisco and caused a big rig to overturn on the Bay Bridge to Oakland.

Heavy rain and wind gusts as high as 80 miles (129 kilometers) per hour lashed the region, upending travel and leading to at least one death in San Mateo County, south of San Francisco. A flood advisory is in effect in the Bay Area throughout the morning, the National Weather Service’s local office said on Twitter