Chilling rain, swirling gray clouds and blustery winds rolled into Southern California on Sunday as what was anticipated as the strongest storm of the season promised near-record rainfall and flash flooding through Tuesday.
As the slow-moving atmospheric river gathered strength Sunday afternoon, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in eight Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.
An aerial view of a Beverly Crest home that was pushed off its foundation by a mudslide early Monday morning, Resident Travis Longcore said he and neighbors evacuated themselves after hearing a loud rumbling sound around 2 a.m.
Clarence Brown assesses damage at his cousin’s house due to a landslide from heavy rainfall on Lockridge Road in Studio City.
Gilberto Bueno exercises a mare through a Duarte neighborhood as heavy rains pelt the region.
Evan Ricciardi, a student at Biola University, takes his turn using a rope from a footbridge to stay in position and surf storm water rushing through a La Mirada flood control channel at La Mirada Creek Park.
San Gabriel River
Eddie ‘Nugget’ Haren walks to his encampment located on the San Gabriel River where heavy rains have threatened to raise the river enough to flood his tent.
Downtown Los Angeles
People attending the Grammys run between the red carpet and a parking garage as another storm bears down on Southern California on Sunday night.
A man walks his dog on the edge of the Los Angeles River, which is carrying stormwater downstream, on Sunday.
A pedestrian huddles in a doorway in heavy rain on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. The rain is supposed to last until Tuesday and cause flooding in many Southern California areas.
Flooding is seen along Camp Chafee Road at Casitas Vista Road on Sunday in Ventura. Officials across Southern and central California are urgently warning residents to prepare as a storm system fueled by an atmospheric river brings heavy rainfall.
Workers clear a tree that fell onto a home during heavy wind and rain in San Jose on Sunday.
Search and rescue workers investigate a car surrounded by floodwater as heavy rains caused the Guadalupe River to swell on Sunday.
Waves crash over a breakwater in Alameda with the San Francisco skyline in the background.
Mammoth Mountain received over a foot of new snow on Feb. 4, with an additional 60 inches forecast over the next 10 days.
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