Storm Images: Aftermath in Highland

Residents face a difficult holiday weekend after rains send a river of mud into the community.

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HIGHLAND, CA - DECEMBER 23: A car is buried in mud after flooding December 23, 2010 in Highland, California. Residents throughout southern California were hit hard by storms this week, with one of the hardest hit being Highland with several homes flooded. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
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A resident stands with a shovel while clothes hang outside during clean-up after flooding December 23, 2010 in Highland.
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Amber Mortan (L) and her mother Monica Mortan react after returning to their flooded home.
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Residents throughout southern California were hit hard by storms this week, with one of the hardest hit being Highland with several homes flooded.
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A backyard pool.
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Residents dig out a vehicle.
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A statue stands in front of a flooded house.
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Mud dries after flooding.
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Resident Richard Perez (L) and his friend Ernie Rosas clean up after flooding.
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Water runs through a fence.
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A car is buried in mud.
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A resident checks inside a vehicle stuck in the mud.
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A television lies in a river of water and mud.
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A chain link fence under mud.
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A car in water.
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A resident talks on a phone during the cleanup.
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A truck and garage sit buried in mud.
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A resident is told by law enforcement personnel that he cannot return to his home. Many residents received the same news.
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Residents exit their home with items they could salvage.
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Christmas decorations lie in the mud.
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A television news cameraman exits a residence.
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Resident Richard Perez walks through floodwaters.
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Ernie Rosas (L) and Richard Perez (R) walk through mud.
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Allen Amparan carries Christmas presents from his home.
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Deanna Wessman is reunited with her cat that was rescued by a television news cameraman.
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A resident rests during clean-up.
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HIGHLAND, CA - DECEMBER 23: A resident checks inside a box during clean-up after flooding December 23, 2010 in Highland, California. Residents throughout southern California were hit hard by storms this week, with one of the hardest hit being Highland with several homes flooded. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
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HIGHLAND, CA - DECEMBER 23: Residents clean up after flooding December 23, 2010 in Highland, California. Residents throughout southern California were hit hard by storms this week, with one of the hardest hit being Highland with several homes flooded. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
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