December Storm: By the Numbers

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

The rain that has drenched the Southland since Thursday has led to a spike in car crashes and power outages, and a record- number of calls for roadside assistance, based on numbers compiled Tuesday.

Here are the numbers:

146: Number of collisions to which the LA Fire Department responded Monday. That's 55 percent more than it does on an average day, said LAFD spokesman Erik Scott.

1,227: Number of incidents to which paramedics responded Monday. That's 21 percent more than on dry days.

554: Number of people that paramedics took to the hospital Monday. That's 5 percent more than  usual, and responded to a total of

501: Number of calls to which the LAFD had responded to by noon Tuesday.

25,000 Plus: Number of Auto Club members who called for assistance Monday with stuck cars, dead batteries and flooded engines. That's more than they have ever received during  a 24 hour-period, according the Automobile Club of Southern California. The previous record was set during a 2008 heat wave, when the Club received more than 22,000 calls.

13,678: Number of Southern California Edison customers without power Tuesday afternoon.

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