Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Powerful thunderstorm blows through community. 

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Powerful thunderstorm blows through community.



A powerful thunderstorm has blown through the community of Needles, California at around 9:44pm PT on Friday, August 26th, 2016.



The powerful thunderstorm brought very strong winds over 80 mph well blowing dust, down pouring rain and 1/4″ hail, and brought lots of loud thunder with big flashes of lightning over the community.




This is a snapshot from the National Weather Service of the weather conditions during the powerful thunderstorm from the Needles Airport.


There’s reports of damage to planes and structures at the Needles Airport in Needles, California.



A power outage has occurred around a Lilyhill Drive and San Clemente Street area, but has seen been restored.



ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez has checked around the Downtown Needles, California area and so far, other then a few roofing shingles, no major damages have been found.



San Bernardino County Fire Department was seen Cibola Street near A Street check on a home to a report of a fire, but no smoke or flames seen.



There is reports of flooding along the roadways of Needles Highway between Park Boulevard and the Nevada State Line as well as along Route 66 between Amboy, California and Goffs, California; Highway 95 between Interstate 40 and the Nevada State Line; and Highway 95 between Needles, California and Vidal Junction,  California.


Do not drive through flooded roadways if you find a flooded roadway.



San Bernardino County Fire Department as well as San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department are continuing to drive around the community checking for any damages.



ZachNews has videos of the powerful thunderstorm and will be posting the videos onto ZachNews on YouTube soon.




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