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Paul Dionne was rescued Sunday after being struck by lightning at Venice Beach. (credit: CBS)

Victim Of Lightning Strike At Venice Beach Lucky To Be Alive

“The next thing I know I was trying to get my head above the water for air,” Paul Dionne said.

10 hours ago

Venice witnesses

Witnesses React To Venice Beach Lightning Strike

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–14 hours ago

One man died, another person was critically injured Sunday during a lightning strike at Venice Beach. (credit: CBS)

Lightning Strikes 12 People At Venice Beach, 1 Man Dead, 1 Critical

Lightning struck twelve adults and a 15-year-old at Venice Beach on Sunday gravely injuring one person and critically injuring another.

18 hours ago

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Lightning Downs Power Lines Leaving Hundreds Of Sunland Residents In The Dark

The wild weather sweeping into the Southland this week downed power lines in Sunland, leaving hundreds of residents without electricity.

04/02/2014

San Fernando Valley

17,000 Customers, Hospital Experience Power Outage Following Lightning Strikes

A large power outage took place early Saturday, affecting over 21,000 customers, after thunderstorms caused lightning strikes in Riverside.

03/01/2014

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Southland Family Shares Experience Of Being Struck By Lightning

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/03/2013

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Lightning Strikes Blamed For San Bernardino Spot Fires

A series of lightning strikes early Monday were behind several small fires and a power outage that affected over 1,400 homes in the Inland Empire, officials said.

08/19/2013

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Mar Vista Residents Rattled After Watching Lightning Spark House Fire

Mar Vista residents were rattled early Friday morning after witnessing lightning spark a house fire during a storm.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/08/2013

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Plane Struck By Lightning Makes Emergency Landing At LAX

A plane has made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport after being struck by lightning.

12/29/2012

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NWS: High Weekend Surf Expected North Of LA

The National Weather Service says high surf is expected along some coastlines north of Los Angeles this weekend.

12/29/2012

Drivers reported some flooding on the 710 Freeway on Thursday morning. (credit: Christina Stretz)

Storm Brings Lightning Strikes, Wet Freeways To SoCal

The season’s first storm brought lightning strikes and some flooding on at least one Southland freeway on Thursday.

10/11/2012

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Flash Flood Watch Issued For Riverside County

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected in Riverside County Tuesday, prompting a flash flood watch for the mountains.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/13/2011

(credit: Kern County Fire Department)

Lightning Sparks Wildfires Throughout Kern County

Wildfires sparked by lightning strikes are burning near homes in mountainous areas of Kern County, causing some residents to flee.

09/11/2011

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Thunderstorms May Put Damper On Labor Day Plans

Lightning and thunderstorms are moving through the Southland Monday, which may put a damper on Labor Day holiday plans. An outdoor picnic may not be in the cards because of the unpredictable weather.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/05/2011

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Scientists Catch X-Rays From Lightning

Researchers for the first time have captured X-ray images of lightning, a feat that they hope will help them better predict how lightning moves.

12/14/2010

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