Winter Storms Bring Flooding, Damage to SoCal

A series of winter storms delivered rain and snow to Southern California. Forecasters say they are part of the El Nino effect, resulting from a warming of Pacific waters.

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Crews work to clear mud and debris that flowed into a Newhall mobile home park during heavy rains on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.
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Crews work to clear mud and debris that flowed into a Newhall mobile home park during heavy rains on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.
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Crews work to clear mud and debris that flowed into a Newhall mobile home park during heavy rains on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016.
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A Lamborghini Gallardo is captured on camera as its driver charges through a flooded San Diego intersection Wednesday Jan. 6, 2015.
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At least 25 cars appeared to have been damaged by a pothole that opened on a street in Baldwin Hills during a series of Southern California winter storms Thursday Jan. 7, 2015.
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On a day of strong winds, a tree snapped and fell into the middle of a Studio City intersection at Iredell Lane and Iredell Street, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.
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High surf slams into the Malibu coast Thursday Jan. 7, 2015.
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A tree fell in Sherman Oaks after El Niño-fueled downpours on January 6, 2016.
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A man climbs on a tree that fell in Sherman Oaks during El Niño-fueled downpours.
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A fallen tree blocked the road at Nichols Canyon Road and Del Zuro Drive in the Hollywood Hills on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.
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A fallen tree blocked the road at Nichols Canyon Road and Del Zuro Drive in the Hollywood Hills on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.
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Pasadena Fire Department via Twitter
The Pasadena Fire Department tweeted this photo of a mudslide at a Pasadena hillside on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.
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In Vernon, a wind event described by meteorologists as a "gustnado" blew out windows and ripped part of the roof off a family owned furniture manufacturing business. Repairs were underway Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 ahead of another storm.
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In Vernon, a wind event described by meteorologists as a "gustnado" blew out windows and ripped part of the roof off a family owned furniture manufacturing business. Repairs were underway Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 ahead of another storm.
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In Vernon, a wind event described by meteorologists as a "gustnado" blew out windows and ripped part of the roof off a family owned furniture manufacturing business. Repairs were underway Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 ahead of another storm.
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In Vernon, a wind event described by meteorologists as a "gustnado" blew out windows and ripped part of the roof off a family owned furniture manufacturing business. Repairs were underway Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 ahead of another storm.
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Flash flooding caused a rockslide on the 101 Freeway in Ventura County Tuesday Jan. 6, 2015.
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Viewer Photo: Street flooding
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A rain-triggered mudslide in the Hollywood Hills threatened to close lower Nichols Canyon on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.
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Viewer Photo: Huntington Beach
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Viewer Photo: Rain on the SoCal coast.
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Viewer Photo: Flooding in backyard.
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Viewer Photo: Clouds over Long Beach.
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The driver of a MINI Cooper became stuck in rising floodwaters near Burbank Boulevard during a second wave of storms on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, but managed to climb out of his window to safety
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A light post came down on the 134 Freeway near the Glendale Boulevard exit during a winter storm on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.
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Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies stop along the Los Angeles River on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 to warn the homeless living on the riverbed of a series of powerful storms on the way to Southern California.
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@zachxsmith on Instagram
Debris from a crash litters the 57 Freeway in Diamond Bar during a second round of storms to hit Southern California on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.
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@hairbyminab via Instagram
Floodwaters run on a Montrose street on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.
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The intersection of Lankershim and Woodbridge in Toluca Lake was flooded during a second round of storms on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.
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A person runs for cover during a Jan. 5, 2015 rainstorm in Southern California.
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Three new catch basins stand ready in a Camarillo Springs neighborhood on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, where much of the vegetation that would normally stop mudslides was destroyed in 2013 fire.
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Charmane Johnson of Azusa places sandbags outside of her home on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 ahead of a series of storms expected to drench the nearby barren hillsides.
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Residents pick up sandbags in Glendora on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 ahead of a storm system that’s expected to bring rain and snow to Southern California. In Glendora, police announced that the alert for residents in the area below the Colby Fire site has been raised to yellow, meaning street parking is restricted and roadways must be cleared.
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Residents pick up sandbags in Glendora on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 ahead of a storm system that’s expected to bring rain and snow to Southern California. In Glendora, police announced that the alert for residents in the area below the Colby Fire site has been raised to yellow, meaning street parking is restricted and roadways must be cleared.
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Residents pick up sandbags in Glendora on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 ahead of a storm system that’s expected to bring rain and snow to Southern California. In Glendora, police announced that the alert for residents in the area below the Colby Fire site has been raised to yellow, meaning street parking is restricted and roadways must be cleared.
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Residents pick up sandbags in Pasadena on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 ahead of a storm system that’s expected to bring rain and snow to Southern California.
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