Rescues, injuries from powerful California storm
LOS ANGELES (AP) —
The storm that's pounding Central and Southern California already has prompted rescues and injuries from flooding and toppled trees.
Los Angeles firefighters say they used ropes and inflatable boats to rescue seven people and two dogs from the Sepulveda basin area of the Los Angeles River, including one with non-life threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, a 75-foot tree fell onto an apartment building near UCLA, narrowly missing someone who was in bed. Authorities say four of the six apartments have been declared unsafe to enter, and 16 college students have been evacuated.
Another tree brought down power lines as it fell on a car, leaving one person hospitalized in serious condition with possible electric shock.
Authorities say hundreds of trees and power lines have been downed.