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Storm Supposed To Bring An Inch Of Rain Per Hour



The rainstorm currently hovering over the valley may have taken a break Monday night, but more is on the way. Two remaining storms are supposed to add on to today's water damage, marking one of the worst in recent memory. The situation will be bringing more rain to the area than it can handle and possibly causing mudslides in recent burn areas.

Here's what to expect when the rain starts to come down:

Cloudy With A Chance Of Actual Weather

An honest-to-goodness rainstorm in Santa Clarita? How to deal with the deluge.news_stormwatch

Don't Get Swept Away

Heavy rains make for dangerous waterways.news_stormwatch

With the Santa Clara River living up to its name and miniature streams and lakes forming all over the valley, the Los Angeles County Fire Department is reminding everyone to use extra caution. Heavy rains bring swift currents to storm drains and waterways, which can be extremely dangerous to anyone accidentally swept away.


Storm Closes Pyramid Lake

Pyramid Lake is closed to the public due to the weather.

According to Sgt. Cortland Meyers of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's station, winds of 80 MPH and three foot waves have been reported in the area, making it unsafe for recreational use.

Northbound 14 Freeway Lanes Close After Accident

Update: 1:12 p.m

The 14 freeway has fully reopened after a serious car accident.

Just after 11:00 a.m. Monday, a multi-car accident injured several people, prompting a large-scale medical response.

Within 30 minutes, two lanes of the freeway were opened, however the remaining lanes did not open again until after 12:00.


Assemblyman Smyth Sounds Off About Green Building Standards

cameronsmythAssemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, issued a statement following the Building Standards Commission's adoption of the nation's first statewide green building standards.

"The adoption of these standards is something that I've strongly supported during my time in Sacramento," Smyth said.

EDITORIAL: Tired Of Being Worn-Out And Weary?

khts_editorial5blurby Karena Thek Lineback

Then it's time to turn Worn-Out and Weary into Fresh & Healthy, Lean & Toned. Maybe the holidays wore you out or maybe it is a fatigue that is more entrenched. Maybe it an imbalance in your life stemming from responsibilities. It is the priority of those responsibilities that can begin a vicious cycle of fatigue.

The typical cycle goes like this:

Canyon Country Advisory Group To Meet

khts_inthecommunityThe Canyon Country Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting from 7 -10 p.m. on Wednesday.

At the meeting the Disney Corporation will make a presentation on their new facility which will be built in Pacerita Canyon, east of Highway 14.  This new facility is expected to bring new jobs to the Santa Clarita Valley.

Alleged Thief Caught With Car Full Of Stolen Property

khts_crime_generic Castaic tip leads to large recovery.

A call of a car burglary in progress prompted Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies from the Santa Clarita station to respond to Castaic early this morning. The call came around 1:30 a.m. and when the first deputies arrived in the 32000 block of Ridgetop Lane they reported seeing a suspect fleeing.


Eleven File For City Council Seats

A college student, probably bearing a good excuse as to why his homework was almost late, became the eleventh candidate to turn in paperwork declaring his candidacy for one of three empty seats on the Santa Clarita City Council.

With the election April 13, residents will choose from a varied list of candidates, some with lots of council experience, some who haven't even been to a council meeting before but thought it was a good idea to throw their hat in the ring.