Powerful El Nino storms pounded parts of southern California this week leaving San Diego completely soggy. A series of ‘blustery’ El Nino-driven storms left a path of destruction — with flooded roadways and downed trees.
Tuesday’s storm wreaked havoc around the county, causing flooding and lots of accidents on thr roadways, according to the California Highway Patrol. More than one person had to be rescued from floodwaters and one person was found dead in a drainage channel in Santee–according to Patch.
During flash floods in the early 90’s, a Lt. Col. was killed on Camp Pendleton near the airfield, while trying to rescue Marines.
Flash flood watches were in effect for the coastal areas this entire week, with some areas experiencing wind gusts up to 40 mph.
The wave of frigid, wet and windy conditions, began late Sunday, but luckily the forecast calls for warmer weather on Monday.