Thunderstorm unleashes heavy rain, flooding in west valley

This vehicle was swept by water at the wash on Golf Club Drive after the driver made an attempt to cross fast rising water from an intense rain on September 9, 2017. (Photo: Omar Ornelas/ The Desert Sun, Andrew John/The Desert Sun )

Flash floods bombarded Palm Springs on Saturday as a thunderstorm rolled in over the mountains, dumping more than an inch of rain on the city in an hour.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning, which lasted from about 3:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Palm Springs residents reported inundated streets, patios and even apartments on social media.

A Palm Springs police official said the department fielded calls about flooded roads and stuck cars from “all throughout the city.” At least one rescue took place on Golf Club Drive near the Palm Canyon Wash, where a car was swept up by the water. Read more

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Updated: 10/09/2017 — 05:40

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