FROM Steve Zermeno
Deluge Bears Down on Southland Foothills The weather service predicted small hail, wind gusts over 50 miles per hour, torrential downpours for LA today -- and even weak tornados. Evacuation orders were issued this morning for 489 homes in La Canada-Flintridge , La Crescenta , Acton and Glendale . The City of Los Angeles issued 262 evacuation orders in and around Tujunga Canyon .
LA Braces for Major Rain Storm Caltrans closed portions of the Angeles Crest Highway and Big Tujunga Canyon Road last night to prepare for today's rainstorm and what's expected later this week. Sure enough, the National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings just after noon. The LA County Fire Department has been preparing for months for this kind of assault by nature. Early this afternoon, evacuations began in La Canada.
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