The best advice being given many California residents is to take cover from an impending storm that is headed for California. http://www.buzzfeed.com/claudiakoerner/massive-storm-prompts-bay-area-schools-to-call-first-ever-ra. Word is that this could be one of the strongest storms to hit the sunny West Coast in 6 years. Residents in the San Francisco area are expecting several inches of rain along with wind gusts over50 miles per hour. My coworker Mark Ahn and I have had to switch our business travel schedules around because of the weather warnings.
The main focus above all else is the safety of school children and for this reason, schools are being cancelled to ensure that no undue accidents or injuries occur. Based on the fact that many places of business and residences could lose power, the risk is just too high.