In an eerie reprise ofthe ComingGlobal Superstorm andthe DayAfter Tomorrow, the Los Angeles area has experienced one ofits worst storms of the past hundred years. The storm, whichincluded a verified tornado in Van Nuys that took the roofsoff of houses and uprooted trees, flooded the city withupwards of five inches of rain. Downtown Los Angeles has notrecorded a rainfall this heavy in the past fifty years.
At least 500,000 people in the area were without power atvarious times during the storm, and parts of the cityremained without electricity or were experiencing rollingblackouts on Thursday.
The storm blocked highways with mudslides, was responsiblefor at least sixty auto accidents--and was predicted tocontinue through Thursday and possibly through the weekend.
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