December 12th, 2014
07:11 AM ET

Storm Calms, but Wind and Rain Still Thrashing West Coast; 2 Killed

More heavy rain, snow and rough winds are forecast for parts of the West Coast on Friday, but the brunt of the strongest storm to hit there in years is over.

It has left two people dead so far. Falling trees killed them in Oregon, where a third person was seriously injured.

Thursday's tempest inundated exceptionally drought stricken California with water, causing street and moderate river flooding, and making for blizzard-like conditions in the mountains, where more snow is expected.

It also knocked out power for 225,000 customers along from Northern California to the Canadian border. Crews restored much of it, but almost 185,000 were still without power late Thursday, according to a CNN tally.


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