A "damaging" wind event is expected to arrive in the Southland Tuesday, bringing powerful gusts and increased fire danger to parts of the region, prompting warnings of possible power outages and calls for residents to be prepared to evacuate should blazes erupt.
Gusty winds were buffeting the Southland on Monday, but there was no elevated fire danger alert in effect in Los Angeles County.
A "beach hazards" warning was in effect in Los Angeles County, including Santa Catalina Island, through Tuesday night, authorities said Monday.
More than 59,000 Southern California Edison customers were without power Tuesday morning amid heightened fire danger as strong Santa Ana winds swept across Southern California.
With Santa Ana winds returning to the Southland and dramatically raising the risk of wildfires, "Red Flag No Parking Restrictions" will be in effect in Los Angeles starting at 8 a.m. Thursday to ensure that parked vehicles do not delay firefighters reaching blazes or residents evacuating.
Southern California utilities warned Tuesday that they may cut power to more than 300,000 customers as dry, gusty weather raises the threat of wildfire dangers in the region.
Beginning Wednesday, Santa Ana winds were expected to return to the Southland prompting a warning for extreme fire danger.
Hurricane Iota has roared ashore as a dangerous Category 4 storm along almost exactly the same stretch of Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast that was devastated by an equally powerful Hurricane Eta 13 days earlier.
Hurricane Iota is now a dangerous Category 5 storm that is likely to bring catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered this month by powerful Hurricane Eta.
A day of moderate temperatures is in store for the Southland Friday on the eve of a wet and cool weekend.
As the remnants of Hurricane Eta moved back over Caribbean waters, governments worked to tally the displaced and dead and recover bodies from landslides and flooding that claimed dozens of lives from Guatemala to Panama.
Eta has been upgraded to a hurricane and threatens to bring heavy rain, storm surge, landslides and more to parts of Central America and the Caribbean.
Trees on top of buses and cars. Roofs ripped off homes. Boats pushed onshore.
Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2.5 million homes and businesses without power in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water.
All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted as firefighter get the upper hand in containing the Blue Ridge Fire that is burning in Yorba Linda.
A hurricane warning has been issued for the U.S. Gulf Coast including New Orleans.
Thousands of people in Los Angeles County were without power Monday night, as strong Santa Ana winds buffeted the Southland and blew tree debris into power lines.
Zeta — the earliest ever 27th named storm of the Atlantic season — was centered about 45 miles (70 kilometers) south-southeast of Cozumel island, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Los Angeles County officials are on high alert in anticipation of strong Santa Ana winds and elevated fire danger, which is expected to continue through Tuesday.
Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of this very busy Atlantic season, is moving toward Bermuda and could hit the island on Thursday.