Santa Monica beaches evacuated due to lightning from electrical storm

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Lightning strikes from an electrical storm prompted the evacuation of all beach areas in Santa Monica on Wednesday.

Officials posted about the evacuation on the city's twitter account, advising everyone to evacuate from the ocean and beach areas and to seek cover indoors.

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