August 4, 2008

Strong storms pound San Bernardino County

The Associated Press
San Jose Mercury News

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.—Strong storms have pounded the area around Twentynine Palms in San Bernardino County, causing widespread flooding, road closures and power outages.

KCDZ-FM in Joshua Tree reports heavy rain began pelting the area around noon Monday. The station says firefighters rescued a woman whose vehicle got stuck in water and mud on Morongo Road at Indian Trail near the back gate of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.

The station says strong winds blew the roof off of a carport in Twentynine Palms. Lightning strikes also left parts of Twentynine Palms, Amboy, Yucca Valley, Johnson Valley and Landers without power. Southern California Edison crews are working to restore service.