Published: Sun, February 19, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

Woman rescued from sinkhole caused by Southern California storm

Woman rescued from sinkhole caused by Southern California storm

A close-up satellite view show from February 17 shows a large storm system affecting southern California, while a wider satellite view revealed a second storm system in the Central Pacific Ocean headed toward the east.

Scott shared more details of the incident on the department's Facebook page.

The massive storm took aim at the West Coast this morning and will dump heavy rain across southwest California today, with numerous rain showers lingering into Saturday, according to forecasts. More than 300 flights were delayed or canceled Friday at Los Angeles International Airport.

The sinkhole was caused by a powerful Pacific storm that blew into Southern and Central California on Friday.

High surf is expected along the coast through Sunday as a result of a large storm-generated westerly swell, with the biggest surf expected Saturday.

Inland at the Cajon Pass, the shoulder of Interstate 15 crumbled and sent a parked firetruck spilling over the side, but no one was hurt.

In the mountains, heavy snow is expected at higher elevations, along with damaging 70-mile-per-hour gusts, the NWS said.

Two people in a auto were rescued and four students on the bus were removed and taken to a school office, Mr Sherwin said.

In addition to crippling air travel, the several inches of rain expected could lead to unsafe flash flooding in some places as well as mud and rockslides capable of shutting down roadways.

Another person was injured after her auto fell into a massive sinkhole in Studio City, according to ABC News station KABC in Los Angeles. on Friday night.

Emergency crews are watching Southern California burn areas and spots around the region that are prone to flooding, mudslides and risky debris flows.

According to Associated Press, two people have been killed as the storm raveges Southern California.

In Southern California, a mudslide has shut down northbound Highway 101 near Ventura.

Residents were also bracing for the storm in Glendora, near the site of the Colby wildfire, where officials issued a yellow alert, also ordering residents to remove vehicles and other obstructions from streets to ensure they are not washed away in a mudflow or obstruct emergency vehicles trying to reach the area.

Most of the rain and snow will clear out by about 8 p.m. Thursday, and things should remain through the night.

In downtown Los Angeles, Uber driver John Kim anticipated extra business from people not wanting to walk even short distances in the rain. In the last 24 hours they have issued a number of advisories, watches, and warnings.

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