1 Woman and 2 dogs died from Lightning strike in Southern California

1 Woman and 2 dogs died from Lightning strike in Southern California.  

As thunderstorms battered Southern California on Wednesday, a lady and two dogs were killed by a lightning strike, according to police.

According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jonathan Branham, the deadly lightning strike was reported around 8:50 a.m. in Pico Rivera, close to the San Gabriel River.

He claimed a female adult Hispanic had been hit by lightning and perished from her wounds. In addition, two dogs she was walking at the time were dead.

The woman’s identity was not immediately known. However, the city closed its farmers market and ordered its construction staff and summer programs to stay inside.

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The city of Pico Rivera sent a statement to CBS Los Angeles confirming the tragic lightning strike.

According to CBS Los Angeles, the city said that while lightning strikes are uncommon in Southern California, they usually happen overnight. Over 3,700 lightning strikes have been documented in the area.

According to meteorologists, the thunderstorms were brought on by a low-pressure system off the coast that drew monsoonal moisture northward into the area.

According to Southern California Edison, more than 27,000 people were affected by power disruptions.

According to the National Weather Service, the majority of the rain was modest. 

Still, there were some outliers, such as a cell over the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County, where a gauge recorded over an inch of rain. 

Lifeguards shuttered specific Orange County beaches after the lightning-sparked worries about the possibility of flames in the drought-stricken area.