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Flooding, hail, high winds hit parts of Los Angeles County

October 19, 2010 |  9:10 pm

Shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service in Oxnard issued a “severe weather statement” for northeastern Los Angeles County due to a fast-moving storm producing strong winds and hail.

Gusts up to 50 mph and hail up to half an inch in diameter were expected in the Antelope Valley, extending west into northern Santa Clarita Valley, meteorologist Jamie Meier said.

Meier also said there was local flooding of roadways and the possibility of frequent dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning.

The storm was expected to move out of the county relatively quickly, she said.

-- Victoria Kim