Woman, 2 dogs hit by lightning near Los Angeles

Lightning killed a lady and her two dogs in the Los Angeles region Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Antonia Mendoza Chavez, 52, was hit by lightning in Pico Rivera about 8:50 a.m.

Lightning caused her injuries, he added. There were no witnesses. Both dogs died.

A low off California's coast brought monsoonal rain and thunderstorms to Los Angeles and Ventura counties Wednesday, the NWS reported.

Pico Rivera ordered inside work Wednesday due to rain. NBC Los Angeles recorded 3,700 lightning strikes in Southern California.

Cerritos College shuttered Wednesday after a lightning strike caused a power outage. Its website declared Thursday will be a holiday.