A powerful winter storm making a path through Southern California was expected to weaken on Saturday, bringing mounds of sleet, snow and record rain in its wake.
Reports of power outages, grounded flights and road closures echoed across the Southland as the plume of frigid moisture blazed a southeasterly path. Rescue crews came to the aid of several people, including a 61-year-old man who was hoisted to safety from a sand island in the Tujunga wash Saturday morning, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
Four homeless people, along with four dogs and a cat, were also rescued late Friday night from a remote patch of land in the heavily flooded Sepulveda basin, LAFD said. Two of the people were hypothermic and were taken to hospital.