Officials are clearing Santa Monica beaches due to a lighting storm.

The City’s SM alert system sent out an automated warning at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

“An electrical storm with lightning has been reported in Santa Monica. Please evacuate all ocean and beach/sand areas. Seek shelter indoors until the storm has ended,” he said.

Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall has a Masters Degree in International Journalism from City University in London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Prior to working at SMDP he managed a chain of weekly papers...

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