Across the Area

There’s more rain to come storming in

ANOTHER rain storm is expected to hit the West Orange County area Friday night and could linger until Tuesday.

The weather in West Orange County isn’t nearly as rough as it is in the Midwest, but we’re getting some “wetaches” as well. Thursday’s rain caused some problems, but what’s coming tonight (Friday) may be even heavier.

On Thursday, Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach between Warner Avenue and Seapointe Street was closed for a time due to flooding. In Garden Grove, flooding was reported on Magnolia Street north of Trask Avenue and on Newland Street south of Trask.

According to the National Weather Service, a new storm ought to roll in this evening (Friday) with a 90 percent chance of rain across the West Orange County area.  The precipitation is expected to continue overnight and into Saturday, tapering off a bit Saturday night.

On Sunday, forecasters are calling for light rain in the morning, with showers on and off. The wet stuff should continue to fall through Monday and perhaps into Tuesday morning.

Residents are encouraged to pack umbrellas and boots if going out, and keep water out of your home or businesses (if on low-lying land) with sandbags.

Sandbags are available at:

  • Garden Grove fire stations 2 (11805 Gilbert St..) 3 (12132 Trask Ave.) and 4 (12191 Valley View St.).
  • Huntington Beach’s Corporate Yard (17371 Gothard St.) and Edison Community Center (21377 Magnolia St.) and Warner Fire Station (3831 Warner Ave.)

To our readers: Have your encountered flooded intersections, trees or power lines down or other rain-related problems? Send us the details at orangecountytribune@gmail.com .

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