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Local news from across Southern California
Fontana and the Inland Empire:
Flood waters are close to a foot deep in some places. Street flooding has also been a problem in San Bernardino and Riverside.
Flash flood warnings remain in effect through late evening for most areas of the Inland Empire.
Howling winds also made their mark today, blowing sheets of rain across flat areas, and cutting visibility and keeping traffic slow.
Station Fire Burn Area: Evacuations orders are in effect for residents in La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Acton. The Public Works website has a complete list of evacuations.
The Banning animal shelter was evacuated because of the threat of flooding and damage to the facility from heavy rains, animal services spokesman John Welsh said. More than 100 animals, including seven horses, will be taken to the Coachella Animal Campus in Thousand Palms.
Burbank: Two cars were trapped in three feet of water on Vineland at western end of Burbank Airport before the railroad tracks. The fire department has taped off street, LAPD is here to help. Officials say this is third time today they have had to rescue stranded cars. Tujunga avenue is a river--solid water until San Fernando Road. Sunland Blvd. from GlenOaks to Saticoy is full of water. Water is over sidewalk and flooding into businesses near Vineland and Sherman Way.
Lightning struck two Southwest jetliners as they were on approach to Bob Hope Airport (Full Story).
Fullerton: Sand bags are available at three locations: 312 E. Commonwealth Ave.; 2555 Yorba Linda Blvd.; 1580 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Glendale: About 340 hillside homes are at risk because of flash flooding. Evacuations were ordered Wednesday. The city's website has details.
Gorman: Traffic is moving through the Gorman area, but authorities warned that the 5 Freeway might be closed as snow continues to fall along the Grapevine.
Hermosa Beach: A CodeRed Alert has been received from the City of Hermosa Beach. Weather Advisory - A water spout has been spotted 22 miles off the coast. May hit land fall within 30 minutes (posted 3:32pm). All are encouraged to stay indoors until recieving the all clear.
Los Angeles: Evacuation orders for 262 homes in the city of LA that are vulnerable to erosion and flooding. A flash flood warning is in effect until Thursday night.
Long Beach: The area received close to 1.5 inches of rain in a span of about half an hour on Tuesday (Full Story).
OC Beach Areas: Be prepared for breakers Wednesday as high as 20 feet. The largest waves are expected Friday and Saturday, just south of Oceanside. OC Fire Information Hotline: 714-573-6200. The National Weather Service warns of dangerous rip currents on all beaches in the area through much of the week (Full Story).
Orange: More than 1,500 customers were without power Wednesday morning.
Riverside County: A flood advisory for the western edge of the county was issued at noon. The area covers Corona, El Cerrito and Glen Ivy Hot Springs.
San Pedro: The fire department evacuated a Kragen Auto Parts store on 9th and Pacific, after chunks of wall fell on the pavement. Nobody was hurt. A fire station reported that all 2,000 sand bags that they had for residents, had been stolen. About 40 people were displaced because of damage caused by strong winds. The San Pedro and harbor areas, as well as Long Beach, received close to 1.5 inches of rain in a span of about half an hour on Tuesday (Full Story).
Seal Beach: Authorities said Wednesday that the threat of a tornado continues. Residents should look for a safe room. Seal Beach Pier was off limits due to 10 foot waves and 50 mph wind gusts (Full Story). The National Weather Service warns of dangerous rip currents on all beaches in the area through much of the week (Full Story).
Sierra Madre: Authorities say residential areas Sierra Madre are at serious risk of mudslides. The upper and lower canyon areas are under evacuation orders. Heavy thunderstorm activity was reported in the Pasadena area.
Tujunga: Evacuations ordered for the communities of Alpine Village, Seven Hills, Blanchard Canyon Road, Tujunga and Riverwood. An evacuation center for Southern Tujunga residents will be at Sunland Recreation Center, 8651 Foothill Blvd.
Van Nuys: Heavy flooding on surface streets. There was flooding on Van Nuys Boulevard between Nordoff and Parthenia in the northbound lanes.
Venice: Venice: KPCC reported that hail fell in the Venice area at about noon. "Little balls of ice were dropping from the sky," reporter Brian Watt said. The National Weather Service warns of dangerous rip currents on all beaches in the area through much of the week (Full Story).
Ventura County: Ventura Pier is closed through the weekend. All mariners were warned to get out of the water. Gusts might reach 60 mph. Storm-fueled waves slammed into the pier on Wednesday afternoon (Full Story). A high-surf advisory is in effect until 11 a.m. Friday (Full Story).
No one was hurt when a huge sinkhole appeared beneath a portion of asphalt and sidewalk at the corner of Rincon and Poli streets. (Full Story)