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Beverly Hills News – Storms Wreak Havoc Through Southland

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Rain, wind and flowing mud are making for a messy afternoon commute as one of the strongest storms to hit the Southland in three years continues to soak the area. The City of Beverly Hills can provide up to 10 sandbags per Beverly Hills household. Call 310-285-2467 for information.

 Winds gusts of more than 70 miles an hour powered through some parts of LA County as the storm moved through; but the real concern of the day is mud flowing from recent burn areas.

Residents who live near the Colby and Madison burn areas above Glendora, Azusa and Monrovia, are still being asked to stay away from there homes, with mandatory evacuations in place in all three cities. Some people insist on remaining in their homes, but officials are warning that more heavy rain is still on the way and the danger of mudslides is still severe.

In Rosemead, two people are lucky to be alive after a power line fell on their car. They both receive a shock and suffered minor injuries when the

line came down on East Grand Avenue. Officials say its a good reminder to avoid getting near downed power lines — especially in a wet storm.

There have been a number of other close calls for people rescued from flood waters … including a 43-year-old homeless man who went on a wild half-hour ride along the Carbon Creek channel in Placentia. The man was sleeping on a large board in the channel just after 9 a.m. when a wave of water swept him away. He eventually made it out with the help of another homeless man.

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