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FLLewis/ Media City G -- Umbrellas are out for the rainy weather in Burbank March 21, 2018

Stormy weather rolls through Burbank

Umbrellas came out as stormy weather rolled through Burbank today. The rain may be spotty this afternoon, but don’t let your guard down. The heaviest part of this spring storm is expected to pound the Southland tonight and much of tomorrow. Voluntary evacuations have been issued for some areas at risk in the Media City beginning at 8 p.m. tonight and running through 6 pm tomorrow. Go here for the list. Residents in those areas are advised that if they do not evacuate “… public safety services may not... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Wildfire haze over Burbank from West Olive Avenue near Victory Blvd. September 2, 2017

Hazy skies over Burbank due to wildfire

Hazy skies over Burbank due to that wildfire burning in the Verdugo Mountains today. The smoke and ash prompted a recommendation from the Burbank Police Department. “The air quality outside is bad. With temperatures expected to reach the triple digits once again today, we are asking people to please stay indoors and limit your recreational activities. Keep pets indoors and take care of each other,” said BPD spokesman, Sergeant Derek Green, in an email. The fire broke out near 10800 block of La Tuna Canyon Road in Sun Valley at... Read More →

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Southland gets drenched by another storm

Rain is falling in Burbank this morning as a serious storm moves through the Southland today. Already the burn areas in the nearby foothills have received 1-2 inches of rain and that has caused mud and debris to start to flow. Around 243 homes in the risky areas of La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta were ordered evacuated and some roads closed by late yesterday as the storm approached. Despite the danger, some of those residents refused to leave and decided to stay hunkered down in their homes. The first band of rain... Read More →

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More thunderstorms, strong winds, and hail coming!!!

We’ve had so much rain, the flowers and plants in my yard are drooping from it all.  This evening, I discovered clusters of white pebbles in the puddles in the flower beds. The pebbles — small ice chips — hail. I got caught in a hail/rainstorm around 6 p.m. while out running some quick errands in Burbank. One cloudburst dropped so much rain, I had trouble seeing through the windshield even though the wipers were whipping back and forth like crazy. Many areas of the Southland, were battered by rain, hail, and wind today. Also,... Read More →

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Southland slammed by wind, rain, hail, and tornadoes!

Photo: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times — A man watches mud, water, and debris wash down a street in front of his Sierra Madre home yesterday. Two powerful storms pounded the Southland over the past couple of days, and weather watchers are predicting a third truly monstrous system will roll through before we get a chance to dry out. When I got out this morning, it was chilly and the skies overcast. Soon the showers arrived with rumbling thunder, flashes of lightning, and heavy downpours. As I drove along a street... Read More →

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