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Dec 11, 2014

08:25:34 GMT--Extreme Weather - North-America - USA

EDIS Number: ST-20141203-46204-USA

Date / time: 03/12/2014 04:25:25 [UTC]

Event: Extreme Weather

Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of California

Location: [Greater Los Angeles region]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: 40 person(s)

Damage level: N/A


Heavy rain from a powerful Pacific storm swept through parched California on Tuesday, providing some relief from a three-year drought but prompting evacuations in wildfire-scarred communities threatened by mudslides and flooding. The rain began falling overnight Monday in Northern California, but the heaviest downpours were in Southern California, where recent burns have denuded slopes of the vegetation that helps hold soil in place. Traffic was snarled, and some flights at Los Angeles and San Francisco airports were delayed. The National Weather Service said up to 6 inches of rain was possible in parts of Southern California by the time the storm ends Wednesday. By early evening, downtown Los Angeles had received 1.15 inches of rain, breaking a 1961 record for the day, according to the weather service. Totals of around an inch also set daily records in Oxnard, the mountain town of Sandberg and at airports in Los Angeles, Camarillo, Long Beach, Lancaster and Palmdale.

Event updates:

Situation Update No. 2 on 2014-12-05 at 08:25:29.

Situation Update No. 1 on 2014-12-05 at 04:31:35.

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