L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

More flash flooding forecast for California's inland areas

CaptureMore thunderstorms and flash flooding is forecast for the Inland Empire, a day after huge downpours caused mudflows, rescues and flooded streets.

In Victorville on Friday, the Oro Grande Wash, which curves through the city of 116,000, flooded out Pebble Beach Drive and Hughes Road, causing the city to close those roads, said San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller. Waters were not high enough to force the closure of Seneca Road.

Television images showed a white car stranded by floodwaters on Hughes Road. But as of 6:15 p.m., there were no signs of property damage, the sheriff's department said.

The flooding came after nearly an inch of rain dropped across the area quickly Friday afternoon, said Stephen Harrison, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Moisture coming in from Mexico is colliding with unstable air in the High Desert, and “those two things are creating a lot of thunderstorms over the mountains and High Desert, and places like Victorville,” Harrison said.

Weather Story (click the image for a higher resolution image).

The weather service warned that Interstate 15, the main route linking Southern California to Las Vegas, and other mountain and desert roads, could become impassable in low spots, such as in Apple Valley, Hesperia and Wrightwood.

According to KTLA-TV, a man who was trapped by mud running down a hillside was rescued in the Forest Falls area.

Thunderstorms were expected to decrease Friday evening, but Saturday could bring more thunderstorms, from late morning into the evening, Harrison said.

ALSO:

Cal/OSHA to investigate assault on Napa State Hospital staffer

Boys swept away in Yosemite were on Orange County church trip

Medical marijuana trade group sues L.A. to stop ban on dispensaries

--- Rong-Gong Lin II and Shelby Grad

Photo: Rescuers help a man out of a flooded creek in Forest Falls. Credit: KTLA

Map: National Weather Service

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.

Categories




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: