Photos: Storm Southland leads to voluntary evacuations


The powerful storm that rocked northern California with rain and snow arrived in Southland on Thursday, where wet, wintry weather is expected to persist through the holiday weekend.

The storm thundered travel and created icy dangers to the north, Tuolumne County officials on Thursday released a evacuation notice after cracks were reported in the Twain Harte Lake Dam.

Southern Californians were also on the alert as the storm arrived and threatened to cause flash floods and debris flows in several areas, including those near streams, rivers and scars from forest burns. .

Orange County authorities have issued a mandatory evacuation warning for residents near the Bond fire burn area, which will remain in effect until noon Friday, while residents near the Alisal fire burn scar in Santa Barbara County have been invited at prepare to take shelter in place.

Flood watches are also in effect for parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties through Friday morning.

Parker stands where his heart was washed away by flash flooding in last week’s storm on Silverado Canyon Road.

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A man walks with a large umbrella and several smaller ones

A street vendor sells umbrellas Thursday in downtown Los Angeles.

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A young girl rides her scooter in the rain

Addison McConnell, 2, of Redondo Beach rides her scooter in the rain on a family outing to Hermosa Beach.

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A pedestrian covers his head from the rain with his coat

Devynn Turk, visiting from New York, strolls the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica on Thursday.

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Two women eat pizza slices

Lily Smith, left, and Taylor Selemas eat pizza at Hermosa Beach.

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A couple share an umbrella in front of an outdoor Christmas tree

Jessica Altobelli and Aaron Hatfield share an umbrella as they walk to Hermosa Beach Pier.

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Pedestrians walk past a storefront with a cartoon Santa Claus and the words "Ho ho ho"

Pedestrians on the Pacific Coast Highway at Hermosa Beach.

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People wearing bandanas as masks walk on a sidewalk next to a man in a coat and short pants

Dave Maltas, left, from Tampa, Fla., Waits for a ride at Hermosa Beach.

(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)


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