I know its not Washington DC and we aren’t covered in snow, but its raining buckets out here in Los Angeles. The streets are flooded and the creeks are swelling to near capacity. In the last three hours it has rained more than four inches. In the up sloped areas, they have received more than five inches of rain in the last three hours.
Authorities say approximately six foothill homes in wildfire burn areas northeast of Los Angeles are under mandatory evacuation orders after a pounding winter storm triggered mudslides and caused widespread flooding.
County sheriff’s deputies are walking door to door Saturday to tell residents in the La Canada Flintridge area to get out after a debris flow up to four feet high damaged an unknown number of homes.
Residents have been rescued from houses and vehicles stuck in the mud. No injuries are reported.
Storm drains are overloaded and traffic jams are reported across Los Angeles County. In Long Beach, a section of the 710 Freeway was closed because of flooding.
The storm dumped about two inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles overnight.