Massive storm slams California, breaks records
A massive storm, one of the strongest to hit the region in a decade, smashed Southern California on Friday, February 18, 2017, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds. At least 4 people have been killed and numerous injured.
The storm downed trees and power lines, caused flash flooding, mudslides and major travel problems. Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled. At least 4 people were killed and numerous injured before the storm left east toward Nevada and Arizona.
At the height of the storm, there were at least 82 000 customers without power. “There are multiple locations with spans of wire down that require extensive repairs to restore power, making restoration efforts take longer,” LADWP said in a news release. They urged customers not to touch downed power lines or anything that may be touching a downed wire, including water…. [read more]