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Lightning Forces Beach Evacuations

By Sam Catanzaro

Lightning this afternoon has triggered an evacuation of beaches in Santa Monica.

“An electrical storm with lightning has been reported in Santa Monica. Please evacuate all ocean and beach/sand areas. Seek shelter indoors until the storm has ended,” reads a City of Santa Monica alert sent out around 2:30 p.m. May 22.

Los Angeles County Lifeguard have cleared all beaches from Dockweiler to Malibu.

“Multiple lightning strikes have been seen along the coast East of Santa Monica. [Lifeguards] are patrolling the beach advising the public to seek shelter INSIDE a building,” County Lifeguards said in a tweet.

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