Authorities launched separate recovery efforts Monday in Northern and Southern California for the bodies of two people who were swept away by fast-moving water during the weekend’s intense rains.
In Castro Valley, authorities were searching for the body of a woman whose vehicle skidded off a highway north of Hayward on Saturday and plunged into a swollen creek. In Harbor City, firefighters, police and coroner’s investigators were recovering the remains of a person, possibly an adult man, who was swept away Sunday by a strong currents near Machado Lake.
The powerful rainstorm was one of three storms that pummeled California recently and brought hours of heavy rain...
Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings said the firefighter reassignments are needed to reshape the Fire Department to match the agency's workload, which has shifted from fighting fires to primarily responding to calls for emergency medical help.