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High winds, street flooding come with heavy rainstorm

October 5, 2011 |  3:56 pm


The first major rainstorm of the season moved through Southern California on Tuesday, bringing winds and flooding.

The National Weather Service said the worst of the storm is passing this afternoon, but the scattered showers will remain through the evening.

The storm flooded some streets and resulted in wind gusts that topped 60 mph in some canyons. Officials were monitoring a cliff in San Pedro for a potential mudslide.

Photos: Southland storm

Snow levels will be above 7,500 feet, and the temperature in mountain areas could drop quickly, prompting the agency to advise people at higher elevations to be prepared for cold conditions if they venture outdoors.

"People hiking in the high country need to be aware ... of this potentially dangerous situation," the agency said in a statement.


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Photo: A pedestrian navigates a wet set of stars along Hollywood Boulevard at Highland Avenue as early morning rain blanketed the Southland Wednesday. Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times