One Week After Deadly Venice Beach Strike, Dangerous Lightning Expected to Return to L.A. on Sunday

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Lifeguards assist a person who was in the water and apparently struck by lightning at Venice Beach on July 27, 2014. Dangerous lightning was expected to hit the Los Angeles area one week later. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

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Forecasters warned that isolated thunderstorms were expected to head back to Los Angeles County on Sunday, as monsoonal moisture heads in from Mexico.

“Just about any location from the beach to the mountains and the Antelope Valley will be susceptible to isolated thunderstorms,” the National Weather Service said. “When skies look threatening, move to a safe place.

“When thunder roars, go indoors!” the weather service said.

Forecasters said the sight of lightning should cause people to move into a vehicle or indoors and wait until 30 minutes has passed. Brief heavy downpours are also possible.

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