At least two road closures are in effect in the area - one for Lake Elizabeth Road and one for Bouquet Canyon Road. At least 13 homes south of Lake Hughes and Deeswood roads in Lake Hughes were under mandatory evacuations Friday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Palmdale Station.
Evacuation orders remained in effect for hundreds of homes in Los Angeles County foothill communities where recent wildfires have burned away vegetation that holds soil in place, and bursts of rain caused occasional debris flows. A fierce wave also broke the windows of a restaurant on the Santa Barbara pier.
I caught a Falcon on the time lapse today. The main metro area gets 2 inches of rain by Thursday night and the foothills and coast get up to 6 inches of rain. The winds will be gusting to 40mph at times especially Thursday.
Recent storms bring respite to the parched state, but real relief may be a year away. This warm pool of water may dissipate too slowly to help the state this winter, according to computer models used by the fire center. This means below-average rainfall for March and April during the traditional close of the winter precipitation season, the report concludes.
"Awesome" is how Page Adler describes the 10th anniversary of The Painted Turtle, a California camp for chronically ill children she co-founded. Page Adler got the idea to establish a camp on the West Coast after volunteering at Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Conn., in 1989.
Residents in three Southern California foothill communities are back home after fears of mudslides from heavy rain abated. In downtown Los Angeles, the skies cleared in time for the red-carpet arrivals at the Academy Awards, but rescue teams and cleanup crews are still busy.
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department reports that the hikers were tired after the 8 hour incident, but were not injured. Despite the heavy rains over the last few days, California is still facing a large drought issue throughout the state.
Wide Range of Wintry Conditions Affects Half of US. Kerry, interviewed on Sunday news shows in the U.S., raised the possibility of boycotting the G-8 summit, which is to be held in June in Sochi, the Russia resort that just hosted the Winter Olympics.
A thunderstorm that brought sorely-needed rain to drought-plagued California is winding down after sending mudslides down foothill communities, flooding roadways and opening up sinkholes. A fierce wave also broke the windows of a restaurant on the Santa Barbara pier.