Residents in Southern California were caught off guard by a severe storm system that swept through the region, bringing heavy downpours, gusty winds of up to 60 miles per hour, possible hail, and dangerous lightning. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Los Angeles and Ventura counties, urging residents to seek shelter and remain indoors during the storm. In some cities, hail ranging from pea-sized to quarter-sized was reported, while threats of tornadoes loomed in certain areas. Damage to roofs, siding, and trees remained a threat, and residents were advised to avoid flooded roadways and stay away from downed trees and power lines. The hazardous conditions also extended to higher elevations, where a winter storm warning was in effect for mountain communities, with heavy snowfall expected. Travel could be very difficult, and residents were urged to keep emergency supplies in their vehicles in case of an emergency. The destruction caused by the storm can be seen in the aftermath, with hailstorms, blustery winds, and landslides wreaking havoc across the region.

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