Heavy Rain Prompts Flash Flood Watch in L.A. County

A flash flood watch remained in effect Friday night as heavy rains and thunderstorms continued to pound Los Angeles County and surrounding areas Friday night.

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Heavy rain fall prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The watch was in effect in L.A. and Ventura counties, according to the National Weather Service. It was set to expire on Saturday evening.

Heavy rain and possible thunderstorms were forecast to continue around Southern California through Saturday, with rainfall totals possibly topping out at an inch per hour, according to the weather service.

The areas most susceptible to “dangerous flash flooding and significant mud and debris flows” were the recent burn areas in L.A. and Ventura counties, the weather service reported.

Residents in areas recently affected by brush fires — including parts of Azusa, Glendora and Monrovia — were urged to take the necessary precautions to protect their property and also to follow the directions of emergency personnel.

Earlier Friday evening, the weather service issued a flash flood warning in parts of L.A. County, including Burbank, Beverly Hills, Tujunga, Lake View Terrace and La Crescenta.

Some residents received an emergency alert about the flash flood warning through text messages sent to their cell phones.

The warning expired at 8:45 p.m.


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