Beverly Hills Residents Collect Sandbags as Epic Rain Storms Approach
Few emergencies have been reported, but everyone is on alert, authorities say.
With another round of El Nino storms expected to arrive Wednesday, residents in Beverly Hills are making sure they are ready.
"We've had several people come in to get sandbags, just in case," said Beverly Hills Fire Chief Ralph Mundell. "Everybody's been pretty prepared."
The city has been handing out 15-pound sandbags for the past few weeks, and people have been taking advantage, Mundell said.
The fire department received only one call Tuesday about a business flooding due to a backed-up building drain, Mundell said.
In Los Angeles, the rain caused some minor car accidents and street flooding, but no major emergencies, according to Los Angeles police.
Moderate to heavy rain fell most of the day Tuesday, but the storm had moved out by the evening; temperatures are expected to stay in the 40s and 50s, according to ABC7 News.
A flash-flood watch is in effect for Ventura, L.A., San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties until early Thursday, according to ABC7.
A high surf advisory has also been issued.
The storm seemed to clear out Tuesday just in time for sunset and some gorgeous pictures were posted on social media.
Post rain, LA. pic.twitter.com/lijYEqlKmb— Brandon G. Willis (@Brandn_OnDemand) January 6, 2016