Severe Weather | Rainstorm Forecasts Say Worst is Yet to Come

The worst of the rainstorm on Saturday flooded out some South Pasadena businesses and streets.

FILE PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | News | Flash Flood Warnings for Los Angeles County

First Responders:

Ten calls to the South Pasadena Fire Department so far today as a severe rainstorm blows through the Pasadena Metro Area.

One tree fell and hit a house this afternoon on the 500 block of Meridian Ave. causing major damage.  The SPFD responded and performed a safety inspection deeming the home to be habitable until repairs could be made, according to fire officials.  The fire crew assisted the family with moving furniture and valuables out of the damaged room and checked the tree situation to ensure the safety of the occupants, as reported by SPFD.

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Wires are reported down:

2020 Amherst Drive as of 12:00PM Saturday.
1717 Ramona as of 4:05PM Saturday.

Local Businesses:

“Hurry! Bring mops and buckets the water is coming in!” was the call received by family and friends of one small business owner on Mission street during the worst of the torrential downpour Saturday afternoon.

Delilah, owner of Hotbox Vintage on Mission Street: “….The new roof and skylights are holding perfectly, but water is somehow coming into the floor!…” Customers still coming in to shop. No problem.  “…I love my shoppers, they’re such troopers”.  Hotbox is fine, after a big mop-up, a heroic trip to Home Depot, and some serious water fortifications.

Massage Envy on Fair Oaks reported roof leaks earlier in the week and they were able to complete repairs just before the deluge hit on Saturday.

LA County Weather Warning:

Peak rainfall rates may exceed critical thresholds, mainly later
tonight into Sunday morning.

The worst is not over. City and county officials urge an abundance of caution when traveling and to protect your property from damage.  Report downed power lines immediately by calling 911.

Report trees touching power lines to SCE: 1-800-611-1911 or the South Pasadena Fire Department: (626) 403-7300.

Emergency crews on are heightened alert.