A powerful storm moved toward Southern California, with unusually strong winds of up to 70 miles per hour to Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Officials warnedthat the storm is expected to bring heavy rains and high flood risks.
Rains continue in Southern California
Highwinds can cause flight problems at Los Angeles International Airport, and forecasters said there is a 36 percent chance of thunderstorms, marainian typhoons and even weak tornadoes are possible in certain parts of the Los Angeles area.
“Winds will be the defining feature of this system,” the National Weather Service said Sunday morning.
In San Diego, a large tree fell on top of a vehicle in Pacific Beach, killing a woman inside, a fire official said. The tree, which had a diameter of about 6 feet, fell in front of a house on Ingraham Street, nearFortuna Avenue. Itcrashed into three parked vehicles, and a passing vehicle .
Firefighters determined that the driver of the moving vehicle died.
Starting at 17:30 p.m. , 41,000 customersat the Los Angeles Department of Water andEnergy had lost power due to downed power lines. The hardest hit neighborhoods were East Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire and palms.
“A lot of different ingredients are coming together for a pretty impressive event,” said a climate scientist at Stanford’s AnAdventure.
The weather service issued a flood warning for northwest Ventura County and southeast Santa Barbara County for Sunday noon, and forecasters said flash floods are expected in recently burned areas across Southern California.
A severe storm warning is It aired at 12:30 p.m. To all of northwestern Los Angeles County and northeast Ventura County. Winds of up to 60 kilometers per hour were reported in the Santa Paula area. Storms could increase the rate of precipitation even more, enough to produceflash flooding.
It’s quite a significant storm for this time of year.
Shortly after 10:30 a.m., a Los Angeles Fire Department rescue team was sent to the Los Angeles River near 4th Street to save the life of a man who fell off his bicycle on the embankment. The man, who appeared to be in his 40s, was unharmed.
- Drive at a slow speed.
- Bring the vehicle to a complete stop, on the roadside, with the flashing lights activatedif the agitation of the storm endangers your safety. In that case, it is important to note that the area where the vehicle has been parked cannot flow a large amount of water or have been parked in a place with potential for embalming.
- Stay inside your vehicle, sheltered, while the storm subsides, and never open the closed windows.