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Lightning strike kills woman, 2 dogs in Southern California

Lightning strike kills woman, 2 dogs in Southern California
Authorities in Los Angeles County say a woman and two dogs found dead on a path were struck by lightning

A woman and two dogs were killed by a lightning strike Wednesday as thunderstorms pounded Sørlige California, sa myndighetene.

The fatal lightning strike was reported at 8:50 er. near the San Gabriel River in Pico Rivera, sa Englene County sheriff’s Sgt. Jonathan Branham.

“It was a female Hispanic adult who had been struck by lightning and did not survive her injuries," han sa. “She was walking two dogs and the dogs were also deceased.”

The woman was not immediately identified. The city ordered its work crews and summer camps indoors, and canceled outdoor activities including a farmers market.

The thunderstorms were caused by a low-pressure system off the coast pulling monsoonal moisture northward into the region, sa meteorologene.

Southern California Edison reported power outages affecting more than 27,000 kunder.

The National Weather Service said most rainfall was light but there were exceptions, including a cell over the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County where a gauge recorded nearly an inch of rain.

The lightning raised concern about the potential for fires in the drought-stricken region, and lifeguards closed some Orange County beaches.

Forecasters said the weather would start calming down on Thursday and then become more typical June conditions.