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Flash Flood Warnings, Thunder, Hail, and More Evacuations as Storm Rages On

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The rains continue to fall, with great intensity in some areas, and the risk of flash floods, debris flow, mudslides, and other dangerous situations remains a serious threat in the Los Angeles area.

Here are some current conditions:

  • A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for central LA County until 4PM
  • Flash Flood Watches are in effect in the following areas: Los Angeles County Coast (Including Downtown Los Angeles...Malibu...Santa Monica...Beverly Hills...Hollywood...Long Beach); Los Angeles County Mountains Excluding the Santa Monica Range (Including Acton...Mount Wilson...Sandberg); Antelope Valley (Including Lancaster...Palmdale); Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley; and Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley
  • An Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory is in effect in LA County
  • A Hazardous Weather Outlook is in effect for Los Angeles County Coast (Including Downtown Los Angeles...Malibu...Santa Monica...Beverly Hills...Hollywood...Long Beach); Los Angeles County Mountains Excluding the Santa Monica Range (Including Acton...Mount Wilson...Sandberg); Antelope Valley (Including Lancaster...Palmdale); Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley; and Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley, which means possible thunderstorms, snow at higher elevations, strong winds, and intense rain. Some areas may see hail of up to 1" in diameter, according to a live weather report on KCAL9. Long Beach could see waterspouts and tornadoes with the latest approaching storm cell.

The storm has left businesses closed in several areas, including the Corona Airport and most of Downtown Laguna Beach, and has forced closures and evacuations at major venues in San Diego, such as Sea World.

In San Juan Capistrano, a collapsed creek bed has forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents. In Laguna Canyon, about 300 koi were part of the floating debris after a business owner's ponds were flooded last night. Evacuation orders remain in place until at least 4PM today in La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta for the 230 homes ordered cleared out late yesterday.