National Weather Service issues flood advisory as thunderstorm hits Long Beach

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Long Beach and Wilmington after a “slow-moving” thunderstorm moved over the area.

As of about 2:30 p.m., the Doppler Radar estimated rainfall rates of between a half-inch and one inch per hour, the NWS said. The advisory is in effect until 4:30 p.m.

“Rainfall of this intensity will likely cause cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area,” the NWS said.

Residents have reported flooding in residential streets near Gardenia Avenue and Del Amo Boulevard.

The Port of Los Angeles, Signal Hill, the Queen Mary and portions of the 110, 405 and 710 freeways all could experience flooding.

The NWS advises drivers to turn around when encountering flooded roads.

“Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots,” the NWS said.


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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.