FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
One of the deadliest and rainiest storms in five years smacked into San Francisco, California, on Thursday, knocking out power for nearly 80,000 people…
80,000 people who are very, very unprepared.
Residents rushed to try and buy emergency supplies, but most stores had already run out of water, batteries and flashlights.
Some cities announced on their Twitter accounts that they had no sandbags or sand left by Wednesday evening. Citizens were left to fend for themselves.
"It's a short amount of time for that amount of water," forecaster Diana Henderson said. "We are anticipating localized flooding. Maybe some downed trees and downed power lines. It could have an effect on a wide range of people."
The storm is expected to later pound parts of Southern California before a weakening system moves east through Nevada, Idaho, Arizona and New Mexico.