Massive storm, storm surge hits California coast, pier collapses, photo shows

A pier in California collapsed as a massive storm and storm surge hit the coast, officials said.

A powerful mid-week storminflicted serious damageAcross Santa Cruz County, Capitola and Seacliff piers have suffered “significant damage,” Santa Cruz County said Thursday, Jan. 5.

Photos posted by county officials show part of Capitola’s pier missing, with part of the structure submerged in water below. Another photo shows water spilling onto the coastal streets.

As the flood continued California Highway Patrol Santa Cruz Authorities tweeted they urged residents to avoid coastal roads.

Video posted by Highway Patrol shows high tide rushing into nearby structures and Stockton Avenue Bridge Flying over Soquel Creek.

caused by huge waves and storm surges evacuation order For some along the coast, according to a Facebook post from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

“If you can evacuate safely, evacuate now,” the sheriff’s office wrote. “If you cannot evacuate, stay where you are and stay away from windows facing the ocean. Please give me.”

A video posted by a user on Twitter shows huge waves and damage caused by the storm.

that was the damage After a series of storms, the latest hit california.

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday declared a state of emergency for the entire state In response to the storm and flooding, the Sacramento Bee reported.

more storm is inbound for California. After a brief rise on Friday, forecasters predict another atmospheric river will arrive this weekend.

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