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After the Storm


Last updated 8/4/2017 at 3:29pm

Sam & Astrid Webb, Ocotillo Heights

The National Weather Service in San Diego issued a flash flood and thunderstorm warning for Borrego Springs and the mountain areas Thursday, which were in effect until 8:00 p.m. Before reaching Borrego Springs, the storm hit La Paz County and the Imperial Valley, knocking down power poles, leaving residents in the dark.

A little before 3:00 p.m., the storm headed toward East Salton City at about 20 mph with another storm coming in South of the Ocotillo area at 12 mph. Hwy 78 at Yaqui Pass was also closed off for about 25 minutes due to flooding and drivers were diverted as a precaution.

Locations impacted included Warner Springs, Highway 79 between Warner Springs and Oak Grove, Highway 79 between Santa Ysabel and Warner Springs, Lake Henshaw, Palomar Mountain, S7 - East Grade Road, Highway S2 between Highway 79 and Highway 78, La Jolla Indian Reservation, Santa Ysabel, Santa Ysabel Indian Reservation, Los Coyotes Indian Reservation and Rincon Indian Reservation.

Areas are back to having clear and sunny skies.

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