By Miriam Raftery
July 19, 2021 (Descanso) – Thunderstorms resulted in 84 lightning strikes in our region on Saturday, July 17—nearly all of them in Descanso and Alpine. On a Descanso discussion forum on Facebook, some residents described the loud thunderbolts as “house shakers," “insane,” and a “wake up call” from Mother Nature.
Severe weather prompted a flash flood warning from the National Weather Service, due to monsoonal rains forecast.
The storm also caused a power outage for several hours.