State fire officials say they’re expected to beef up staffing in Southern California and up north for the upcoming week amid forecasts for dry lightning and strong winds.
A lightning strike early Friday morning caused a palm tree to catch on fire.
The pilot made a precautionary landing at a high school in Newhall.
The Tampa Bay Lightning rebounded from a tough loss with an impressive performance.
Southland residents were caught unawares Friday afternoon when the warm sun suddenly gave way to downpours and, in some areas, lightning.
Thunderstorms with flooding rains, hail and lightning made for a wild day of weather in the Inland Empire on Wednesday.
“We need paramedics!” one woman screamed into the phone.
The mother of 20-year-old USC student Nick Fagnano, who passed away Sunday after being struck by lightning at Venice Beach, has written a touching obituary for her son.
Beachgoers along the Venice Boardwalk were in a somber mood Monday in the wake of a lightning strike that killed a 20-year-old man and injured a dozen more the day before.
“The next thing I know I was trying to get my head above the water for air,” Paul Dionne said.
Witnesses to the Sunday afternoon lightning strike that killed a man, and injured at least nine people on the boardwalk at Venice Beach, said the clap of thunder that came along with it sounded like “a bomb going off” or an airplane crash.
Lightning struck twelve adults and a 15-year-old at Venice Beach on Sunday gravely injuring one person and critically injuring another.
The wild weather sweeping into the Southland this week downed power lines in Sunland, leaving hundreds of residents without electricity.
A large power outage took place early Saturday, affecting over 21,000 customers, after thunderstorms caused lightning strikes in Riverside.
Members of a Southland family who were struck by lightning are speaking out for the first time since the incident in hopes their story will provide valuable scientific help.