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Lightning strike on Marina Del Ray Beach causes closure of west side beaches

"SM Alert Lightning Advisory - An electrical storm with lightning has been reported in Santa Monica."

 

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File photo of lightning. SM Alert Lightning Advisory - An electrical storm with lightning has been reported in Santa Monica.

A lightning strike on a beach in Marina Del Rey closed local beaches for about an hour Tuesday morning. This according to alerts from the City of Santa Monica.

SM Alert Lightning Advisory - An electrical storm with lightning has been reported in Santa Monica.

Please evacuate all ocean and beach/sand areas.

If on the beach or on the Santa Monica Pier, seek shelter indoors until the storm has ended.”

10:53 update “LA County Lifeguards have reopened all beaches. Please resume all normal activity on the beach and Pier.”

Lightning strikes were also reported in Malibu.


 

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