Pineapple express storm wreaks havoc on West Coast

Winter weather has caused more than 30 million people to be under flood watches from California to Arizona.

Posted: Feb 15, 2019 12:03 PM

WEST COAST - Winter weather has caused more than 30 million people to be under flood watches from California to Arizona.

California is in the middle of a Pineapple Express, which when a series of storms start in the Hawaiin islands and gather water from the Pacific Ocean. 

For some, the situation has been life-threatening with crews making water rescues. 

In Placer County, a woman is recovering after a large tree crashed onto her car. 

Another major hazard has also been mudslides. 

"It sounded like, like a fire, like I don't know it was a lot of wind," said Lisa Molbert, a resident in the Bay Area. "It sounded like a tornado kind of, but then I thought it was an earthquake." 

Some parts of California have gotten up to eight inches of rain in one day. 

A new daily rainfall record was set in San Francisco on Wednesday with just over two inches falling in the city. 

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