A woman and her two dogs were fatally struck by lightning Wednesday morning in Pico Rivera as thunderstorms pounded Southern California, prompting officials to temporarily close beaches and keep high alert for fires sparked by dry lightning. The woman’s death was the nation’s first recorded lightning fatality this year, according to the National Lightning Safety Council. AdvertisementCalifornia How to stay safe during thunderstorms in Southern California Here are some tips for dealing with thunder and lightning from the National Weather Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As monsoonal moisture moved through Southern California overnight and into Wednesday, parts of the region were hit by thunder, lightning, rain, heavy winds and even hail. Firefighters in the Angeles National Forest responded to numerous reports of smoke from lightning strikes, officials reported, but crews contained any flames.
Source: Los Angeles Times June 23, 2022 04:38 UTC