Welp, they’re here, the back-to-back storms that weather forecasters had predicted could dump up to one inch of rain per hour on Los Angeles. Some neighborhoods might even see a month’s worth of rain in one day.
As of 4 p.m., the storms had already dumped a ton of the rain in the Valley, with a whopping 4.02 inches of rain in Canoga Park, 3.46 inches to Agoura Hills, and 2.57 inches to Northridge. The Getty Center saw 1.29 inches, and the Hollywood Reservoir’s gotten 1.22 inches. Continu reading
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, killed a motorist in a submerged car and disrupted hundreds of flights at airports.
With the storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the Pacific, precautionary evacuations of homes in some neighborhoods were requested due to the potential for mudslides and debris flows. Continu to read
Deux semaines de pluie dans Los Angeles une ville qui ne connait pratiquement pas le mot pluie. Les Pluies sont simplement rare dans Los Angeles. Une autre remarque sur les pluies de Los Angeles. Ils sont sans tornades, tonaires, sans eclaires pas normal comme chez nous Afrique.
The National Weather Service is warning that the storm that will hit Southern California late Saturday could be the strongest since 2010, prompting at least one city to issue evacuation notices in advance of heavy rain, flooding and possible mudslides.
The city of Santa Clarita issued the notices at 6 p.m. for about 120 homes in the vicinity of last summer’s Sand fire. The affected area is bounded by Placerita Canyon to the south, Sand Canyon to the west and Iron Canyon to the north. Evacuations were also ordered in burn areas in Silverado Canyon in Orange County and parts of Santa Barbara County.
At-risk residents were being urged to evacuate no later than 10 p.m. Saturday night as debris flows could restrict access by first responder agencies to impacted areas, according to a statement released by the city.
An evacuation center has been set up at Canyon High School, 19300 Nadal St. Animals may be taken to the Castaic Animal Shelter at 31044 Charlie Canyon Road. Continu to read
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