July 24, 2024

By Bomb Cyclone

The Bay Area was devastated by a “bomb-cyclone” storm with gale force winds that killed five people.

San Francisco announced on Wednesday that two people died in separate incidents in the storm of Tuesday. No names have been released yet.

A tree that fell in Oakland on Tuesday afternoon killed a man who was in a tent. At 4:23 pm, the incident occurred in the 500 block Bellevue Ave.

Fire department reported that the man had died on the spot. The man’s identity has been withheld until his family is notified.

The two victims who died from falling trees on Tuesday have been identified by authorities.

At least five people have died from falling trees in the Bay Area due to a bomb cyclone.

At least five people died in the Bay Area Tuesday due to trees that fell because of a “bomb-cyclone” storm with gale force winds.

Two people were reported dead in San Francisco on Wednesday in two separate incidents. It is not yet known who the victims are.

Oakland Fire Department reported Wednesday that an oak tree had fallen on a man in a tent, near Lake Merritt. This incident occurred at 4:23 pm on Tuesday, in the 500 Block of Bellevue Ave.

The fire department reported that the individual was declared dead on the spot. It was decided to keep the identity of the individual secret until his family were informed.

Two other people killed Tuesday by trees falling have been identified.

A tree crashed into a utility vehicle driven by Jesus Ivan Cruz Diaz, 29, of San Jose. He was driving on Alpine Road to the west of Interstate Highway 280.

The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office reported that a tree had fallen on the vehicle of Walnut Creek resident Thomas Huster (79), on Stanley Dollar Drive, between Rossmoor Parkway & Tice Creek Drive, at around 7 pm on Tuesday. A second passenger in the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Four people, including three in critical condition, were hurt by trees that fell around the city on Tuesday. The storm was fueled by an explosive cyclogenesis or bomb cyclone. This is a rapidly deepening low-pressure system which produces strong winds and heavy rainfall.

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The National Weather Service said, “Wow. Even by our standards, this has been one of the most exceptional winter seasons we have ever experienced. Yesterday stands out.” A 984 mb-low pressure center formed as a result explosive cyclogenesis in the eastern Pacific. This caused widespread flooding rains and strong winds.

The storm caused traffic chaos and road blockages due to flooding and fallen trees. The Bay Bridge was closed for several hours Tuesday morning due to an overturned big rig. Interstate 580 east of Livermore lanes were also shut down because of a slide. State highways 17 and 92 in the Santa Cruz Mountains closed on Tuesday due to falling trees.

Andrea Higdon was woken up by the thunderous crash of falling trees at 1:45 a.m. in Montara.

She said, “It was loud and close.” I opened the outside door, and it smelled of Christmas trees. When I came outside, three of my cars were slammed into by a large tree that was across the street.

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