Skip to comments.LAFD: ‘Rotten Egg’ Odor Reported Across San Fernando Valley
Posted on 09/10/2012 2:31:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin
STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) Authorities on Monday investigated widespread reports of a foul odor detected across the San Fernando Valley.
Shortly after 5:00 a.m., a rotten egg-type smell was reported widely across (and possibly beyond) the north San Fernando Valley and Foothill communities of Los Angeles, according to Brian Humphrey with the Los Angeles Fire Department.
No illnesses or any specific hazard has been associated with the odor, Humphrey told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO.
The sulfur-type odor which Humphrey said appears to be organic in nature had been reported as far west as Simi Valley and as far east as Cathedral City and Perris in Riverside County.
While officials worked to investigate the source of the smell, officials did acknowledge the smell could be affecting a wider swath of Southern California.
Stephen Harrison with the National Weather Service office in San Diego told KNX 1070′s Vytas Safronikas that whatever the source or sources of sulphuric odor, wind currents have been moving in an east to west direction from the Salton Sea into parts of the Greater Los Angeles area.
Its always possible to get some kind of odor coming from the Salton Sea up through the Coachella Valley through the Banning Pass and into the Inland Empire, said Harrison.
Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman Monica Carazzo said the odor is affecting schedules at some local schools, including Osceola Street Elementary.
Some schools are implementing a rainy day schedule, meaning that once kids get their lunch, they go inside of the classroom, recesses are inside, that type of thing, said Carazzo. But thats school by school.
Residents do not need to call 911 to report the odor unless they are experiencing a medical emergency, Humphrey said
I guess today's the big joint fundraising event with Hugo Chavez and Obama in SoCal.
The Tacoma Aroma moved south?
Did anyone hear Obama ask Hugo to pull his finger?
Didn’t know that the Obamadork/loon/felon/idiot was in town, did we?
When the fireball erupts over the ridge, that will be their first clue.
Antonio Villaraigosa is back in town.
The occupiers must have taken off their shoes again
That was my guess too
You may not be wrong....I lived in SoCal for many years - in my youth, before I got smarter and got out - and I think I remember reading of some studies having to do with the release of methane gas prior to a quake. Or it could just be the tipping point of refried beans being the predominant meal choice.
I certainly hopE not!
must be “HAARP”. the haarp site has ramped up their shortwave detection over southern cal. /s
(just funnin’ with ya) :D
If that was the case, there would have also been reports from the Salton Sea, Coachella Valley, Banning Pass and the Inland Empire.
Have there been?
They should have NEVER booed GOD!
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