On Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued Flash Flood Warning for Los Angeles County as voters raced to vote.
The agency’s office retracted the warning, claiming that it had been misdirected to an area far greater than intended.
“We apologise for any confusion caused by the flash flood warning (FFW). The small box that was supposed to be for the area around the Fish Fire burn scar has been changed by an error. It was still sent. We cancelled the email and sent the correct FFW to the Fish burn scar …” that it tweeted.
Residents were warned by the LAPD that a storm cell was moving through the area. They should plan to allow extra time for their notorious commute to Los Angeles.
Showers still rolled over the region on Wednesday morning. However, the weather is expected to dry up following the record rainfall and the deadly flooding.
According to the NWS, Opids Camp in Los Angeles County measured 6.29 inches. Record rainfall was also recorded at Palmdale, Lancaster Sandberg, Burbank, and Los Angeles International Airport.
Photos posted to social media showed several roads underwater on Tuesday. The drainage system was also reportedly blocked.
According to the Ontario Fire Department one person was killed and two more were missing when a current in a channel swept six people away.
Trois others were also rescued by firefighters. They were treated at a nearby medical facility while crews searched for two more.
According to The Los Angeles Times a rescue team saved a man who was driving in water in the San Bernardino Mountains. Crews were also searching for someone in the Los Angeles River.
CALIFORNIA ELECTION RESULTS ARE EXPECTED TO DELAYED FOR DAYS AND WEEKS IN SOME LOS ANGELES RACES. REPORT SAYS
Further north, the NWS Sacramento office determined that a tornado struck approximately four miles north-east of Galt around 1:40 p.m. EST, causing minor damage to power lines and causing minor disruption.
Although it might seem absurd, California has an average of 11 tornadoes each year. The office tweeted.
Stormy weather raised concerns about voter participation in the midterm electionss. The L.A. County registry’s office tried to prevent voters from being discouraged from going to the polls following the flash flooding warning glitch. It tweeted that officials confirmed that the flooding threat was only for a “very isolated area”.
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Evacuation orders were issued for heavy rain-soaked Orange County and areas of southern California.
Meteorologists warned that heavy rain could cause debris flows and flash flooding in northern California’s River wildfire burn scars.
All this comes as the NWS issues a winter storm warning to the greater Lake Tahoe region due to heavy snowfall.
This report was contributed by the Associated Press.