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Early Storm Drenches Southland

A mother and children work their way around a fallen tree on their way to Park Western Place Elementary School in San Pedro. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
Employees of Park Western Place Elementary School in San Pedro direct traffic around storm-related snarls. (Bob Chamberlin / LAT)
Residents walk down Greenwood Avenue in Devore after heavy rain today caused mud slides in the area. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Rick Lambert, a 30-year resident of Devore, watches work crews try to clear mud and rocks on Greenwood Avenue. The debris blocked his route to work. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
A neighborhood dog walks by a mailbox as rocks and mud block Greenwood Avenue in Devore. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
A car is trapped by mud in a driveway after heavy rain drenched the area. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
44-year resident Paul Slobom holds his son Travis, 3, as rocks and mud block the street. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Dawn Slobom stands on Greenwood Avenue after heavy rain caused mudslides. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Young residents of Polynesian Mobile Home Park shovel debris from an access road. Residents were trapped inside their neighborhood through the night by floodwaters, sand and mud. (Al Seib / LAT)
Public Works Department employees clear debris on Placerita Canyon Road following the downpour. (Al Seib / LAT)
Residents were trapped inside their mobile home park in Newhall through the night as rainwater and mud covered the only way in or out. There are about 150 homes in the park. (Al Seib / LAT)
Rubin Valles, 12, shovels debris from the road leading into his mobile home park in Newhall. (Al Seib / LAT)
Eddie Trujillo, 16, is left with muddy feet as he clears debris from the road for the Polynesian Mobile Home Park in Newhall. (Al Seib / LAT)
CHP officer Ivan Jackson inspects damage to one of 41 vehicles involed in an accident on the Southbound 15 in the Cajon Pass on Wednesday. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Cars involved in a 41-vehicle accident sit along the Southbound 15 in the Cajon Pass. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Wednesday’s storm blows into Orange County causing flooding and a portion of this Staples store roof to cave in. (Don Kelsen / LAT)
The rain pours into the Staples store at East Imperial Highway and Harbor Blvd. in Fullerton. The building was damaged when a portion of the roof collapsed from the accumulated rainwater. (Robert Lachman / LAT)
Water and mud closed Mable Paine Elementry School in this Yorba Linda neighborhood. Jim Evans, district maintenance supervisor, looks into the neighboring nursery while surveying damage to the campus. (Don Kelsen / LAT)
Jim Evans, district maintaince supervisor, surveys the damage at Mable Paine Elementry School. (Don Kelsen / LAT)
Traffic is jammed in all directions off Valley Blvd. between the intersection of Etiwanda Ave. which was flooded due to all the heavy rain that hit the area, and and the Westbound 10 freeway onramp. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / LAT)
Due to the heavey rains that hit California, a car sits stuck in the mud on Etiwanda Ave. in Fontana. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / LAT)
More storm clouds roll in as recent rains flood the Seal Way boardwalk. Duplex owner Jerrie Burton checks out water in front of her house with boyfriend Bill Chapin, left, in Seal Beach. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
Pacific Coast Highway between Golden West Street and Warner Ave. is closed due to flooding. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
A pier walker toting an umbrella is viewed through an auto windshield during intermittent rain at the Seal Beach pier. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)