A lady and her two canine had been killed by a lightning strike in Los Angeles County’s Pico Rivera as thunderstorms hit Southern California.
Police and paramedics arrived on the scene at San Gabriel Riverbed, the place the lady and her canine had been discovered lifeless alongside the trail on Wednesday morning, June 22 , in accordance with ABC News Los Angeles station KABC.
“We ought to all be cautious with this exercise that is within the space,” Pico Rivera City Manager Steve Carmona mentioned, in accordance with KABC. “We need everyone to watch out. There’s quite a lot of instability within the air. Just watch out and do your greatest to remain indoors at the moment.”
The girl was recognized by authorities as Antonia Mendoza Chavez, 52.
The metropolis ordered its work crews and summer time camps indoors, and canceled outside actions together with a farmers market.
Lightning deaths are uncommon in California, with solely 9 individuals dying from them since 2006.
The girl is the primary particular person within the nation to die from a lightning strike this 12 months.
Pico Rivera officers informed residents to remain inside whereas the storm handed.
The National Weather Service’s Los Angeles department mentioned on Twitter that residents in San Gabriel Valley ought to be careful for an additional downpour and “harmful lightning.”
The storms additionally compelled officers all through the world to shut a stretch of seashores for as much as three hours, KABC reported.