Thursday, January 26, 2012

Re: [californiadisasters] Man Crushed by Tree at Yosemite as Storm Batters CA

Thanks Kim for adding this, used to work Joshua Tree back in the day...

On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 9:51 PM, Kim Noyes <> wrote:

Man crushed by tree at Yosemite as storm batters California

By Julie Cart | Los Angeles Times
January 22, 2012 |  6:16 pm

Winds whipped up by winter storms left a path of woe across California, causing flooding, power outages and at least one death Sunday evening.

A part-time ranger at Yosemite National Park was killed when strong winds felled a tree and crushed 27-year-old Ryan Hiller in his tent in an employee housing area of the park, officials said.

Hiller, from North Carolina, had worked in the park for five years and was employed by a ski area concessionaire, according to park spokesman Scott Gediman.

A large tree limb crushed Hiller's tent in Yosemite Valley, and strong winds knocked down trees around the park, Gediman said.

The storm lingered in the state throughout the day, causing flooding in the north and power outages in Palm Springs, Joshua Tree and Cathedral City.

Less than an inch of rain fell in downtown Los Angeles, and precipitation caused hundreds of car wrecks on Southland freeways.

The cloudy, chilly conditions Sunday in the Southland are expected to give way to showers and a chance of thunderstorms Monday, with snow at higher elevations, the National Weather Service said.


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