Calm Before the Next Storm: California begins Clean-up After Devastating Weather Kills Four - Deluge is Set to Continue Through Next Week
February 18, 2017
Four people died and more than 131,000 people lost power Friday as a result of fierce storms.
Via Daily Mail:
- The worst storm to hit Southern California in decades is predicted to halt on Sunday.
- However, it won't allow much time for cleanup, as wet weather is expected through next week.
- Passenger died in a four-vehicle crash after a car hydroplaned on a San Diego Interstate on Friday.
- Man, 55, died in hospital after he was electrocuted when a tree downed power lines near Los Angeles.
- Another man drowned in Victorville when his silver Mercedes was overtaken by a flash flood.
- More than 131,000 people lost power Friday as a result of fierce storms.
- Fire officials had to rescue seven people and two dogs near the basin of Los Angeles River on Friday.
- Sixteen UCLA students were evacuated when a 75-foot tree crashed through their apartment building.
- The city of Duarte, in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains east of Los Angeles, ordered an evacuation of 180 homes below a burn scar.
A Pacific storm that parked itself over California, causing floods, road collapses and several deaths, appears to be clearing but there won't be much time for cleaning up.
The National Weather Service forecasts a dry spell Sunday followed by wet weather through midweek.
Friday's storm threatened mudslides in foothills areas denuded by fire and toppled hundreds of trees and power lines.
Northwest of Sacramento, nearly 200 people were evacuated Saturday as overflowing creeks turned the town of Maxwell into a brown pond. Fire Chief Kenny Cohen says nearly 100 homes and an elementary school filled with a couple inches of water.
A Los Angeles sinkhole swallowed two cars and a firetruck spilled off a freeway shoulder when the roadway collapsed in the Cajon Pass, but no one was hurt.
More than 131,000 people were left without power yesterday night, officials said.
Two passengers were killed in separate car crashes on the Interstate 15 in San Diego yesterday, including one who died in a four-vehicle collision.
Los Angeles fire officials said a 55-year-old man died in hospital after he was electrocuted when a tree downed power lines and fell on a car in Sherman Oaks on Friday afternoon.
Another man drowned in Victorville later in the evening when his silver Mercedes was overtaken by a flash flood.
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