Los Angeles Braces for Severe Weather: Flood Watch and Road Closures Amidst Ongoing Storm

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LOS ANGELES, CA — As a three-day storm continues to pummel the region, Los Angeles residents brace for severe weather conditions with a flood watch in place and several road closures amidst ongoing rainfall.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch until 10 a.m. Wednesday, covering Los Angeles County, except for the Antelope Valley. With heavy showers and potential thunderstorms overnight, the risk of flooding and mudslides remains high, particularly in already-saturated areas.

Multiple road closures have been implemented due to safety concerns. Sinkholes and collapsing roads have led to closures on major thoroughfares including sections of the 405, Mulholland Drive, and Benedict Canyon Road. 

In Topanga, an evacuation warning has been issued, urging residents to prepare for possible mud and debris flows. Similarly, a “phase 2 debris flow forecast” has been issued for the Land Fire burn area, indicating moderate flooding and mudflow expected until Wednesday morning.

The Sepulveda Basin has been closed due to flooding, and homeowners in Rancho Palos Verdes are reporting accelerated land movement and erosion concerns. Officials are urging caution and preparedness as the storm continues to impact the region.

Despite the challenges posed by the severe weather, city and county officials are actively responding to mitigate the effects of the storm. The Emergency Operations Center has been activated to monitor and coordinate resources, and efforts are underway to provide additional shelter options for the homeless population.

As the storm persists, residents are advised to stay informed, exercise caution while traveling, and adhere to any evacuation warnings issued by authorities. Stay tuned for further updates as the situation unfolds.

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