UPDATED WITH TORNADO WARNING EXTENDING TO ORANGE COUNTY . . .
ABC News reports the tornado warning previously issued for Long Beach and south-central Los Angeles County now includes the Orange County communities of Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, Irvine, Fullerton, Costa Mesa and Anaheim.
ABC7's Eileen Frere, reporting from Seal Beach, says police are clearing the beach because of a tornado six miles off the coast
CNN had minutes earlier announced a tornado warning for Long Beach and south-central LA County for the twister that at the time was 16 miles southwest of Long Beach and heading in an east-northeast direction at 15 to 25 mph, according to the National Weather Service's Los Angeles office.