hp for ($i=0; $i]+>!is", "", $news['Contains'][$i]['Body']); ?>

Powerful California storm leaves at least two dead

A helicopter crew was still searching for a missing person, it said on Twitter.

Los Angeles fire officials said one person was electrocuted after a tree downed a power line and several people stranded near the Los Angeles River had to be rescued with inflatable boats. Closures were ordered at Royal Oaks and Greenbank; Bettyhill and Conata; Royal Oaks and Mel Canyon; eastbound Fish Canyon at Mel Canyon; westbound Fish Canyon at Mel Canyon, Mountaincrest and Deerlane; Brookridge and Tannencrest; and Sunnydale Drive and Westvale Road.

Officials said they rescued several people from the Sepulveda Basin, a flood-control area along the Los Angeles River. "Be careful when driving and stay off the roads, if possible", the agency wrote.

Temperatures in Los Angeles and Orange counties were expected to range from 57 to 61 degrees, with valley and inland temperatures likely getting similar temperatures.

It was expected to last until Saturday afternoon.

Strong winds also caused hundreds of thousands of homes to lose power across Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

From canceled flights, horse races and closed highways, to the cancellation of Pasadena's Black History Month parade on Saturday, Californians are preparing for the worst as this storm moves toward the northern regions of the state.

There is a slight chance of thunderstorms Saturday morning, and up to a 50 percent chance of rain in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

To truly understand the mechanisms behind this storm, though, you have to turn your attention to the tropics, where the deep moisture originates from.

Kim Jong-Un's Brother 'Killed By Two Female Spies' In Airport
Kim Jong-nam's wife is now staying in Beijing with a son, while his second wife is living in Macao with a son and a daughter. The 46-year-old Kim Jong-Nam had been living overseas after falling from grace in 2001 for visiting Disneyland in Tokyo.

The rain and melting snowpack also are threatening to undermine a spillway at one of the largest dams in the country.

On Tuesday, officials downgraded the evacuation order to a warning, allowing 188,000 evacuees from Butte, Sutter and Yuba counties to return home.

A storm that forecasters say could potentially be the biggest so far this season in Southern California could unleash monster winds, flash flooding, mud slides and cascades of debris down slopes stripped bare by wildfires.

The National Weather Service says that the storm, which is expected to last through Monday, will be the wettest in this series, bringing heavy rain at lower elevations and snow over mountain passes.

But Swain, on his blog, cautioned this storm or one in the future could still test Oroville's dam system.

In the low-lying areas in and around Downtown Los Angeles, expect 2 to 4 inches of rain.

The freeway was closed at Lankershim Boulevard in Sunland on Friday, where as much as 3 feet of water pooled on the roadway. The normal lake level is 850 feet, he said.

"The dam is holding up, it's structurally sound", said Jay Smith, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The California Department of Water Resources, however, said Saturday night that the level of Lake Oroville continues to fall despite the stormy weather, and the amount of water flowing down the spillway continues to be cut.

Related News:

  • Princess Cristina of Spain Found Not Guilty of Tax Fraud

    Princess Cristina of Spain Found Not Guilty of Tax Fraud

    Cristina's husband Urdangarin has consistently claimed he never made any decisions without the royal family's knowledge. However her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, was given a six-year-and-three-month jail term by the court in Majorca.
    Logan Review #2: Hugh Jackman Delivers One Heck of a Goodbye

    Logan Review #2: Hugh Jackman Delivers One Heck of a Goodbye

    At the beginning of the tenth X-Men flick, our eponymous hero is in a bad way. Good news for the Logan movie as Rob Liefeld gives his approval.
    Bullish on Presidency, Trump Vows New Travel Ban, Defends Flynn, Blasts Media

    Bullish on Presidency, Trump Vows New Travel Ban, Defends Flynn, Blasts Media

    Former Acting Attorney General Yates had the clear authority to determine which presidential orders the DOJ will defend in court. At issue so far has not been whether Trump's travel ban is ultimately legal - though that has been part of the consideration.
  • I'm back: Former UFC champ Georges St Pierre ends retirement

    I'm back: Former UFC champ Georges St Pierre ends retirement

    St-Pierre had previously announced his intentions to return last July but a new deal was never finalized. UFC, in a statement, insisted St-Pierre remains under contract.
    Americans Are Still Stressed About the Election

    Americans Are Still Stressed About the Election

    A new survey revealed that Americans are indeed stressed when thinking about the future of their nation under Trump's presidency. That survey was conducted online in August 2016 among 3,511 adults 18+ living in the U.S.by Harris Poll on behalf of the APA.

    Draymond Green says James Dolan has a 'slave master mentality'

    Dolan said the organization ejected Oakley because he was being verbally abusive to security while seated near the team owner. Green is far from the only person in the National Basketball Association world to take Oakley's side.
  • Tiffany Trump accepts Whoopi Goldberg's NYFW invitation after backlash

    Tiffany Trump accepts Whoopi Goldberg's NYFW invitation after backlash

    It was behavior that didn't quite sit right with the ladies of " The View ", including co-host Whoopi Goldberg . Trump announced later Wednesday that she'd "love to" sit with Whoopi . "That's all about buying stuff", Ms.

    Arsene Wenger Identifies Problem in Arsenal's Star Player

    Arsenal's academy product Alex Iwobi should be dropped from the side after failing to make a major impact against Bayern Munich. It eventually fell to Thiago on the edge of the box and his shot was deflected past the hapless Ospina.

    Rumor: Ben Affleck Doesn't Want to Be Batman Anymore

    The latest rumor about Affleck and The Batman comes to us from our friends over at Collider via their Collider Heroes show . The Cloverfield director is now at work on the latest Planet of the Apes sequel, War for the Planet of the Apes .
  • New fathers need help with depression: New Zealand study

    Another 2.3 percent experienced symptoms of depression during their partners' third trimester, as well. Overall 8.3 per cent of men reported a history of depression compared with 17.9 per cent of women.
    Almost  700 Arrested in Nationwide ICE Operations: Dept. of Homeland Security

    Almost 700 Arrested in Nationwide ICE Operations: Dept. of Homeland Security

    The arrests were carried out in the Austin area by agents assigned to the San Antonio Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) office. Plant City, in Hillsborough County, has a sizable immigrant population due to farming.

    Four Militants, Two Jawans Killed In Encounter In Kashmir's Kulgam

    The army in a statement said that the four terrorists killed in the encounter belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. Officials say the civilian who died was inside the house which came under fire from the security forces.

Most liked

McCain says Trump administration in 'disarray' at Munich Security Conference
Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Trump should dial back his rhetoric because the press is not the "enemy of the people". McCain commented that his job was to work with President Donald Trump on areas where they agree.

McConnell: Health Care Overhaul Will Be Done Without Democratic Support
People demonstrate for the Affordable Care Act during the First Stand Rally in Newark, N.J., on January 15. He told The Washington Post it was down to the, quote, "final strokes on insurance for everybody".

One killed as passenger train derails near Brussels
The train vehicle had about 50 people aboard and some 25 were injured in the 1:20 p.m. derailment, officials said. One carriage tipped over onto its side while another portion of the train travelled down a small slope.

Sen. Collins of ME to oppose Pruitt nomination to EPA
Susan Collins said Wednesday she will vote against Pruitt, making her the first Republican to break ranks over the nominee. A watchdog group, the Center for Media and Democracy , has sought the release of the documents since January 2015.

Technology Stocks Worth Chasing: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO), Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)
For the April ending fiscal Q3, Cisco guided to revenues in a range of flat to down 2%, along with non-GAAP EPS of $0.57 to $0.59. For stocks' current month, 16 analysts opted for BUY ratings as compared to 1 opting for SELL in the same period.

Snap sets IPO valuation at up to $22 billion
Facebook's Instagram, which recently introduced disappearing video content, had 600 million users as of late previous year . That means all of Spiegel's and Murphy's shares are about to be worth some serious money on the New York Stock Exchange.

Front 3 of Cavani, Di Maria and Draxler gives PSG a CDD
The players that played for Barcelona would be those of the few who say that they had a Valentine's night to forget at Paris . Emery's men will now look to finish the job when the teams meet for the second leg at the Camp Nou on March 8.

Branden Albert may be an option at guard for Broncos
The Miami Dolphins made a series of cuts on Thursday to create an additional $20 million in cap space. He has never played a full season during his three years in Miami, starting 35 of a possible 48 games.

Bartolotta brothers, Bavette chef among Beard semifinalists
And though there have been several nominations in the last ten years, no San Antonian has ever won a James Beard award. The category calls for "chefs who have set new or consistent standards of excellence in their respective regions".

Syrians meet in Kazakhstan ahead of Geneva peace talks
Russia, which backs President Bashar al-Assad's government, and Turkey, which supports the rebels, are brokering the talks. The agenda of Syrian peace talks due to begin in Geneva next week will be line with a U.N.

MSU gymnastics coach resigns, denies knowledge of alleged sexual abuse
Earlier, Bobryk said Klages will cooperate fully in any police investigation of Nassar or lawsuits against him. "Dr. Kathie Klages reportedly resigned one day after being suspended during the program's sexual assault scandal. .

CALIFORNIA: Thousands flee their homes over dam collapse fears
While the dam itself is structurally sound, last week a hole caused by erosion was discovered on the main spillway. To relieve pressure on the emergency spillway, water managers released water down the main spillway.

Lance Armstrong set for $100m lawsuit trial as United States government seek damages
The federal government joined the case in 2013 after Armstrong publicly admitted he cheated to win the Tour de France . The Postal Service had previously paid the team about $10 million in a five-year sponsorship starting in 1995.

WWE Asks If Wyatt & Orton Are Destined To Clash At WrestleMania
Newly crowned WWE Champion Bray Wyatt defended his title Tuesday on Smackdown Live against former champs John Cena and AJ Styles. One of the key storylines on this season of Total Divas on E! was Brie Bella's retirement match at WrestleMania past year .

Turkey steps up attacks on SDF-held areas north Syria
In a written statement issued on February 15, the Turkish General Staff said that at around 09:10 a.m. (06:10 a.m. Our aim is to prevent the opening of corridors from territories controlled by terrorist organizations to Turkey.