Lightning, Thunder Roll Into San Diego | NBC 7 San Diego

Lightning, Thunder Roll Into San Diego

Flooding was soon reported throughout the city Tuesday night

A strong storm caused a retaining wall to collapse at an apartment complex in North Park, sending water straight into the units on the ground floor. NBC 7’s Elena Gomez takes a look at the damage. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015)

Thunderstorms rolled into San Diego Tuesday, bringing with them lightning, hail and flooding.

The storm moved into the coastline south of Solana Beach and down across the county.

At about 8:30 p.m., flooding began in Lemon Grove near Federal Boulevar and Mallard Street. According to Heartland Fire officials, vehicles coming off eastbound State Route 94 at Federal were getting stuck in more than a foot of water.

The California Highway Patrol has shut down the offramp. People from four vehicles were rescued as fast-moving water pooled. The owner of Giant Pizza King on Federal Boulevard saw his business flood in just minutes.

San Diego DownpourSan Diego DownpourRain poured down on San Diego Tuesday. NBC 7's Dave Summers sent his raw video. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015)

The deluge in North Park forced a dozen tenants out of their North Park apartments on 32nd Street. 

Water came down so hard and fast on the property next door that it broke the neighor's retaining wall, sending rain and wastewater flooding into four of the lower-level apartment units.

Residents in six of the upper-level units were also told to leave because SDG&E shut off electricity to the building.

In Balboa Park, owners of two vehicles stuck in water say they saw a flash flood come through the golf course.

Rain mixed with hail was spotted throughout the city, and lightning stretched across the sky in many locations.

NBC 7's Dagmar Midcap says you should expect showers on and off through the rest of the night. High elevations near Palomar Mountain and Mount Laguna may even see a bit of snow.

"Very spotty shower activity," Midcap said. "I mean, you might be under clear skies, you might be under those light shower activity regions, or you might be under a downpour." 

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