Environment & Science

Flash floods slam Inland Empire areas as tail end of Hurricane Odile reaches Southern California

Storm clouds menace Beaumont, California on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
Storm clouds menace Beaumont, California on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
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Storm clouds menace Beaumont, California on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
Elsinore High School in Wildomar sustained damage from a severe thunderstorm that passed through Riverside Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Storm clouds menace Beaumont, California on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
Elsinore High School in Wildomar sustained damage from a severe thunderstorm that passed through Riverside Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Storm clouds menace Beaumont, California on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
A man uses a towel to keep dry as a storm brings rain over San Clemente beach on Tuesday afternoon.
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Areas of the parched Inland Empire were soaked Tuesday, as the remnants of Hurricane Odile reached parts of Southern California. 

Portions of Elsinore High School in Wildomar were damaged by the heavy rains, Riverside County Fire told City News Service.

The agency reports: 

 According to the Riverside County Fire Department, crews were called to Elsinore High School at 21800 Canyon Drive around 3 p.m. in response to weather- related damage.   

A portion of the campus was flooded after an intense downpour that also knocked down power lines at the location, a fire department spokeswoman said. 

A number of witnesses took to social media to post images of the storm's aftermath: 

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Flood photos