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National Weather Service

Beaches closed over lightning risk are reopened

Beaches closed over lightning risk are reopened

Los Angeles County beaches have reopened after officials briefly closed them due to lightning storms striking off the coast of Southern California on Tuesday afternoon. Rain, thunder and lightning were reported along beaches from San Diego north to Los Angeles. As of 5 p.m., the storm was producing 40- to 50-mph wind gusts, the National Weather Service said. "Beachgoers in L.A. County should move indoors," the National Weather Service said in an advisory. "Frequent lightning observed from Long Beach to South Bay." The beaches have been reopened, officials said around 6:30 p.m.  The beaches were closed as a precaution, and no injuries were...