Floods and Fires in Southern California – Look to the Strange Weather

Hailstones fell in Dana Point, Calfornia, on Saturday. Photo supplied by Chris Kramer.

Areas of Orange County and Southern California saw some very unusual weather on Saturday – while other areas didn’t change a wink other than maybe some clouds.

In Corona, for example, emergency dispatchers stated that the lightning caused numerous fires. Firefighters were called upon to respond to the situation, helping people at home and at work.

Other Southern California neighborhoods saw rain, thunder, high winds and even hail. Dana Point and Woodland Hills both reported quarter-sized hailstones after thunderstorms passed through those two cities in the morning. The National Weather Service warned that many of the storms would include regular lightning, which could cause unsafe conditions and property damage, which Corona certainly experienced.

The National Weather Service issued Antelope Valley flash-flood watches through late Saturday, as well as Ventura and Santa Barbara’s mountain areas. These warnings were necessary since another thunderstorm was coming through, and not quickly enough, and pouring up to two inches of rain per hour.

Then there was a storm in north Orange County that included thunder and hail, and resulted in lost power in Westminster and surrounding areas, as Southern California Edison reports.

East Los Angeles experienced zero rain at the same time that huge storms were seen over the 405, from Carson to Fountain Valley.  Luckily, Pomona missed the action as well, where the LA County Fair was going on, as well as the annual Mexican Independence Day Parade. These visitors only saw clear skies.

If you experienced flooding or damage to your Orange County home or business on account of the lightning storms, call Milestone Building Group today. We work fast to get your life and your company back on track as soon as possible. Plus, we are very familiar with insurance company policies and regulations, and can help you along the often arduous claim process. Call now, 24/7 or click here to contact us online.

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