Viral Video: Heavy Rainfall Causes Wall in El Pollo Loco Restaurant to Collapse

January 6, 2016 Updated: January 6, 2016
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Intense rainfall from El Niño-bolstered storms caused part of a wall to collapse at a fast food restaurant in Los Angeles on Jan. 5. 

Video recorded by customer Jacqueline Garcia shows water starting to leak into the El Polo Loco on North Broadway in Lincoln Heights.

Pretty soon, the deluge caused a chunk of the wall to give way and allowed water to come pouring into the restaurant.

Everyone inside was temporarily evacuated, although the store later re-opened after it stopped raining and the wall was fixed.

 

El Nino rain causes El Pollo Loco wall to collapse

Intense El Nino rains created a scary moment for those dining at El Pollo Loco as a portion of the wall gave way. abc7.la/1IPUZUF

Posted by ABC7 on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The El Niño-enhanced storms have brought rain and snow to California this week, reported AccuWeather.

El Niño refers to the above-average temperatures currently coming to the West from the tropical Pacific Ocean.

The weather website said that through Friday, the total rainfall from the storms will average 2-4 inches along California’s coast with locally 6-10 inches along the west and southwest-facing slopes of the coast range.