First EVER hurricane alert issued for Central California as 97 PERCENT of state’s population put under flood warning – as ‘bomb cyclone’ prepares to batter LA and millionaire playground of Santa Barbara – sparking emergency alert from Gov. Newsom

The second of back-to-back atmospheric rivers battered California on Sunday, prompting the first-ever warning for hurricane-force winds in the state’s history.

California is bracing for what could be days of heavy rain, road flooding and power outages to nearly 800,000 people, with 97 percent of the state’s population under a flood warning.

The current ‘bomb cyclone’ – a term that denotes a storm that rapidly intensifies over 24 hours – could dump more than 8 billion gallons of precipitation on the state.

The storm flooded streets and downed trees and power lines across the San Francisco Bay Area, where winds reached 60 mph in some areas, blowing off a building like a white flag sail. Gusts of over 80 mph were recorded in the mountains.

A video from Los Angeles captured chilling images of planes flying into the city as they tried to navigate the dire conditions.

The second of back-to-back atmospheric rivers battered California on Sunday, prompting the first warning for hurricane-force winds in the state's history.

The second of back-to-back atmospheric rivers battered California on Sunday, prompting the first warning for hurricane-force winds in the state’s history.

California is bracing for what could be days of heavy rain, road flooding and power outages to nearly 800,000 people, with 97 percent of the state's population under flood warnings

California is bracing for what could be days of heavy rain, road flooding and power outages to nearly 800,000 people, with 97 percent of the state’s population under flood warnings

The current 'bomb cyclone' - a term that refers to a storm that rapidly intensifies over 24 hours - could dump more than 8 billion gallons of precipitation on the state, including San Francisco

The current ‘bomb cyclone’ – a term that refers to a storm that rapidly intensifies over 24 hours – could dump more than 8 billion gallons of precipitation on the state, including San Francisco

In Southern California, officials warned of possible devastating flooding and ordered evacuations for canyons burned in recent wildfires that pose a high risk of mud and debris flows.

The National Weather Service office for Los Angeles warned that ‘all systems go for one of the most dramatic weather days in recent memory.’

One Home Depot in Santa Barbara, which saw some of the worst of the chaos in videos posted online, sold out of sandbags and instead offered customers potting soil and fertilizer.

“This storm is predicted to be one of the largest and most significant in our nation’s history, and our goal is to get through it without any deaths or any serious injuries,” said Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown. , told reporters Saturday.

Classes were canceled for schools across the country on Monday, which was destroyed by mudslides caused by powerful storms in 2018.

Strong winds and heavy rain brought treacherous conditions to the coastal city of Ventura, west of Los Angeles.

More than 790,000 customers were without power nationwide by Sunday evening, with most of the outages concentrated in coastal regions, according to power outage.us.

Six San Francisco Bay Area counties had a low risk of waterspouts coming ashore and becoming tornadoes, the Storm Prediction Center said.

Search and rescue workers evacuate men from a homeless camp surrounded by floodwaters from the Guadalupe River

Search and rescue workers evacuate men from a homeless camp surrounded by floodwaters from the Guadalupe River

A boater stands on the bow of an anchored sailboat as waves crash over a breakwater in Alameda

A boater stands on the bow of an anchored sailboat as waves crash over a breakwater in Alameda

Search and rescue workers examine a car surrounded by floodwaters

Search and rescue workers examine a car surrounded by floodwaters

A vehicle drives through water on a flooded street in Ventura

A vehicle drives through water on a flooded street in Ventura

The last time the center predicted a tornado risk in the region was in February 2015, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Winds caused hours-long delays at San Francisco International Airport. As of 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 155 departing flights had been delayed and 69 had been canceled, according to tracking website FlightAware.

The visibly bad weather didn’t stop throngs of San Francisco 49ers fans from braving the storm to send their team to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Palisades Tahoe, a ski resort about 200 miles northeast of San Francisco, said it expected the heaviest snowfall yet this season, with accumulations of 6 inches per hour for a total of up to two feet.

Heavy snow was expected throughout the Sierra Nevada through Monday and motorists were urged to avoid mountain roads.

Much of the state has dried out from the system that blew in last week, causing flooding and dumping welcome snow in the mountains.

The latest storm, also called a ‘Pineapple Express’ as its plume of moisture stretches back across the Pacific to near Hawaii arrived from the coast in Northern California on Saturday, when most of the state was under some kind of wind, surf or flood watch.

The weather service issued a rare on Sunday ‘hurricane force wind warning’ for the Central Coast, with gusts of up to 92 mph possible from the Monterey Peninsula to the northern part of San Luis Obispo County.

A man carrying an umbrella stands above a flooded street in Ventura

A man carrying an umbrella stands above a flooded street in Ventura

Rescue workers help a boater, left, after his sailboat drifted toward a breakwater while dragging its anchor

Rescue workers help a boater, left, after his sailboat drifted toward a breakwater while dragging its anchor

A man looks at a fallen tree and power lines blocking a road in Pebble Beach

A man looks at a fallen tree and power lines blocking a road in Pebble Beach

San Francisco 49ers fans brave the treacherous weather to send their team to the Super Bowl Sunday

San Francisco 49ers fans brave the treacherous weather to send their team to the Super Bowl Sunday

San Francisco firefighters posted this video of the waves coming in from the bay on Sunday

San Francisco firefighters posted this video of the waves coming in from the bay on Sunday

The rain forced organizers to postponing the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in Monterey County through Monday.

Meanwhile, Southern California was at risk of significant flooding starting late Sunday because of how slowly the system was moving, said Ryan Kittell, a meteorologist with the weather service’s Los Angeles area office.

‘The core of the low pressure system is very deep, and it’s moving very slowly and it’s very close to us. And that’s why we have that very strong wind. And the slow nature of that really gives us the highest rainfall totals and the flooding risk,’ he said during a Sunday briefing.

Evacuation orders and warnings were in effect for mountain and canyon areas of Monterey, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

LA County Supervisor Lindsay Horvath urged residents near wildfires in the Topanga and Soledad canyons to heed orders to get out ahead of possible mudslides.

A floating boat washes ashore during a rainstorm in Santa Barbara

A floating boat washes ashore during a rainstorm in Santa Barbara

People fill sandbags during a rainstorm in Santa Barbara

People fill sandbags during a rainstorm in Santa Barbara

Downed trees and power lines block a road in Pebble Beach

Downed trees and power lines block a road in Pebble Beach

Palisades Tahoe, a ski resort about 200 miles northeast of San Francisco, said it expected the heaviest snowfall yet this season, with accumulations of 6 inches per hour for a total of up to two feet

Palisades Tahoe, a ski resort about 200 miles northeast of San Francisco, said it expected the heaviest snowfall yet this season, with accumulations of 6 inches per hour for a total of up to two feet

“If you haven’t left yet, please gather your family, your pets, your medications and leave immediately,” Horvath said at a Sunday briefing. The province set up shelters where evacuees could spend the night.

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties on Sunday.

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services activated its operations center and positioned personnel and equipment in areas most at risk.

The weather service is predicting up to 8 inches of rainfall across Southern California’s coastal and valley areas, with 14 inches possible in the foothills and mountains.

Heavy to moderate rain is expected in Southern California through Tuesday.