Waterspouts, Flooded Homes in Long Beach

Heavy rainfall in Long Beach on Saturday flooded nearly 30 homes and displaced residents, but no one was injured, a city fire official said.

The first flooded residence was reported at 7:38 a.m. in the 2300 block of Arlington Avenue. Capt. Jackawa Jackson of the Long Beach Fire Department said responding police, firefighters and swiftwater rescue teams discovered "numerous residences affected by the rising water," with standing water up to two to three feet in some.

About 30 homes flooded on the west side of the city in the area of Santa Fe Avenue, Wardlow Road and Arlington Avenue, Jackson said.

Witnesses said all lanes on the nearby Long Beach (710) Freeway also flooded.

The flooding displaced about 15 adults and six children, some of whom were taken to an evacuation center at Cabrillo High School, Jackson said.

The water receded Saturday afternoon, but rescuers remained in the area, and more rain was in the forecast.

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