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Old 01-19-2010, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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national weather service long beach tornado - Google Search

And how about that lightning and thunder?!

Official Warning: http://www.weather.gov/alerts/ca.htm...XTORLOX.203600
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PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE...SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY REINFORCED
BUILDING. AS A LAST RESORT...SEEK SHELTER IN A CULVERT...DITCH OR LOW
SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.
Having grown up in tornado territory, I'm familiar with what to do, but I'm guessing most Angeleans aren't. Since there aren't "basements" in the homes out here, another safe(r) place is an interior room, particularly a bathroom without windows.

Stay safe everyone!!!
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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At 121 pm pst...national weather service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado between newport beach and huntington beach...moving northeast at 30 mph. A waterspout was sighted at 102 pm moving northeast toward the coast. The storm was moving northeast at about 30 mph.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: RSM
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Sunset Beach was hit somewhat. Car flipped and a roof torn off a house a few hundred yards from there. Looked like it never really touched down on the ground, but it passed over Seal Beach and Sunset before heading south
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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Yikes! Hope no one was hurt!
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Tornadoes in Los Angeles and earthquakes in Huntsville.

Storm whips up a tornado, four waterspouts - latimes.com

Small earthquake rattles area north of Huntsville - WAFF.com: North Alabama News, Radar, Weather, Sports and Jobs-
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I remember very clearly the tornado that hit L.A. in March 1983. There were monumental rainstorms that week. The parking lot at Queen of Angels Hospital collapsed down onto the Hollywood Freeway that morning. An F2 tornado hit on March 1. It did some damage to the L.A. Convention Center and moved south for a few miles. I remember hearing about it and learning that it struck on my grandparents' block. I dashed over there to check on them (going through unmanned barricades and debris fields along the way). The neighborhood looked like it had been bombed...phone poles splintered and broken like toothpicks, power lines lying in the street. The entire west-facing wall of a multi-story apartment building at Broadway & Santa Barbara (Now Martin Luther King Blvd.) was completely gone and you could see into everyone's apartment. Really weird. The building was torn down a few months later.

So yes, Los Angeles does get an occasional tornado.

The Los Angeles, California, Tornado ... - Google Books
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:28 PM
 
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What? Queen of Angeles is about a mile from the Hollywood freeway.
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What the heck is going on out there? No traffic and now this:

Travelers at John Wayne Airport scramble after Southwest Airlines cancels all flights | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:20 PM
 
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Los Angeles is no stranger to tornadoes, back in the early 90's there were a series of tornadoes that hit my neighborhood. I lived in East Los Angeles in El Sereno and we had a series of tornados that hit and bent the billboards like twigs and tore down power lines and broke windows. Nothing New...
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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At the time, the hospital parking lot was at the top of the embankment above the Hollywood Freeway. If you looked up as you drove past you could actually see dome cars parked in the lot. I thought that Queen of Angels closed many many years ago, or relocated to the site of some other hospital that was about to close, or was bought out.
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