Torrential down pour flooded the state of California prompting rescue operations. Reports from officials states that at least two people have succumbed to the sudden floods. One had been found in a vehicle that was under water. There were no further details given by the department involved in the rescue mission, reports CNN.
Reports from Los Angeles Fire department are that eight people were rescued when 10 vehicles got stuck on a road in Sun Valley. By good luck there were no injuries suffered by the victims.
The fire department had responded to 150 calls of dropped power lines in just four hours of the incident.
National Weather Service in San Diego said that several squall line were moving though Orange County approaching Sandi ego County.
Residents of 200 homes in Duarte, a city northeast of Los Angeles, were under mandatory evacuation order. Three people had been rescued trapped on an island in a river and a helicopter crew were still searching for the missing person. This was a tweet from The Ventura County sheriff’s air unit.
According to the flight tracking website FlightAware.com, more than 470 flights originating from Los Angeles International Airport had been delayed. Also those which were due to land there had been suspended and more than 130 were called off.
Officer Drake Madison reported that at least one person (55-year-old man) had died. He was electrocuted after a power line fell off on him Friday afternoon.
Director of Santa Barbra Airport, Hazel Johns, closed down one runway due to flooding of the runway.
Approximately 116,000 consumers experienced black out in California.
Cleveland National Forest tweeted an image of an SUV with water covering the entire rare wheel. There was caution on drivers to be very careful to stay off the roads or even avoid them as much as possible.
There warnings by the National Weather Services of Southwest California receiving the strongest storm to hit this season.
While these areas receive heavy rainfall before the end of the week, some parts of North California is expected to experience storm late Monday into Tuesday.
The people are gripped with fear on the impact it will have on Oroville Dam’s damaged spillway.
But on Friday the officials were Optimistic the dam and lake could hold the upcoming rain.