Atmospheric river drenches California
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Atmospheric river drenches California

The Laguna Beach boardwalk.

 (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Two men and a woman with her cat emerge from a boat with helmeted L.A. County Fire Department members who rescued them from a treehouse as river waters rose in El Monte.

 (Raul Roa / Burbank Leader)

A new guard rail is twisted and bent after Trabuco Creek overflowed the bridge at Trabuco Canyon Road thanks to a strong winter storm. The mud and debris are flowing downstream from the Holy fire burn scar.

 (Mark Boster / For The Times)

Streams of water on Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. 

 (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

A home in Lake Elsinore is imperiled by the storm.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Robert McDonough keeps an eye on erosion of river banks along his property in Lake Elsinore.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Valentine’s Day flower sales remained brisk despite heavy rain in the downtown L.A. flower district.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

A florist sweeops up rose petals from the wet sidewalk as Valentine’s Day flower sales remained brisk despite sometimes heavy rain in downtown L.A.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

A visitor to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art makes his way through the rain and walks by Chris Burden’s sculpture, “Urban Light,” in the Mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles.

 (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Red seems to be the color of the day for Valentine’s along with sheets of rain as David Jaouny, seeks shelter outside the Peterson Automotive Museum in the Mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles.

 (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Pedestrians pass a statue of Magic Johnson leaning into a blustery wind outside Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Gray clouds hang over Long Beach as another astmospheric river-driven storm makes its way ashore on Wednesday.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Pedestrians in L.A.'s Chinatown neighborhood are buffeted by a chilly wind Wednesday.

 (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Rain falls in San Francisco on Wednesday as a new round of storms in California flooded roadways, toppled trees and disrupted travel while bringing renewed threats of mud and debris flows.

 (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

The storm discouraged foot traffic as it moved through downtown Sacramento on Wednesday.

 (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

In San Francisco, a pedestrain huddles under an umbrella as seen through a rain-streaked window at Golden Gate Park.

 (John G. Mabanglo / EPA/Shutterstock)

A Los Angeles commuter makes his way onto the platform as a downpour hits the Green Line’s Norwalk Station on Thursday morning.

 (Marc Martin / Los Angeles Times)