At least four dead as massive storm lashes California

February 19, 2017 | By | Reply More

Powerful storm pummelled Southern California on Friday night, killing 4 people flooding numerous roadways in Los Angeles and San Diego.

stormFalling trees in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles, strong winds brought down power lines and hit a car. A 55-year-old man was electrocuted and pronounced dead at a hospital, police and fire officials said.

Reports of two more deaths in separate car accidents on Interstate 15 in San Diego amid heavy rain.

Los Angeles Studio City neighborhood two cars plunged into a massive sinkhole. After first vehicle fell into the hole until rescue crews were able to pull the woman out of the car.

Later, the sinkhole trapped another vehicle swallowed a second vehicle, which was unoccupied at the time.

Strongest Pacific storm swept into Southern California on Friday morning, bringing torrential rain and gusting winds to the region while also spreading precipitation north into the San Joaquin Valley and up to San Francisco.

The counties of Ventura and Santa Barbara Friday morning through Saturday morning. Forecasters said the weather system could be the strongest to pelt the region in years, if not decades.

“This seasons strongest storm looks to hit southwest California this season,” the National Weather Service office for the Los Angeles region wrote. “strongest within the last six years and possibly even as far back as December 2004 or January 1995.”

Press journalist for HRO media – Ignacio Damigo reports.

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