Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Day After Tomorrow, Today

Left: Tornadoes in Riverside County derailed a freight train and flipped a big rig. Orange County saw massive mudslides, while L.A. County faced flash-flood warnings and closure of the 10 Freeway.

Interesting times down in Riverside County today:
A tornado flipped a big rig truck, derailed a freight train and clogged a major interstate for several miles today as a wild spring thunderstorm hopscotched across Southern California dumping hail, rain and snow.

The most severe damage was reported in Riverside County, where dark, towering funnel clouds spun across the communities east and west of the 215 Freeway corridor. And in Orange County, walls of water, mud and debris -- some up to 8 feet high -- battered eastern canyons that had burned in last year's wildfires, leaving behind a muddy mess but little major damage and no injuries.

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