Storm knocks down trees and causes more flooding in Southern California

On Saturday and into Sunday morning, the latest storm to hit Southern California dumped yet another round of damaging rain and winds.

More than a dozen cars were damaged in Woodland Hills when a large tree fell in a shopping center parking lot along Mulholland Drive, just south of the 101 Freeway, shortly after 8 p.m.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.


“We were in our car and we heard a giant crash. We turned around and the tree was falling,” a witness said. “Everyone was screaming. Everyone came out of the restaurant and were taking pictures. Car alarms were going off.”

A small landslide near the shopping center temporarily closed all lanes of traffic in Topanga Canyon overnight. A fallen tree also obstructed traffic in Los Angeles' Holmby Hills neighborhood.

Unlike last week's storm, Orange County received slightly more rain than Los Angeles and even Ventura County.

Long Beach received 1.75" of rain, which, when combined with high surf, resulted in flooding in the Peninsula neighborhood, a low-lying area adjacent to the ocean. Seal Beach experienced localized flooding as well.

Swift water rescue crews rushed to the aid of a woman trapped in rushing water in the 24400 block of Christina Court in Laguna Hills.

24-Hour Rain Totals (NWS):

  • Los Angeles International Airport: 1.54″
  • Northridge: 1.41″
  • Oxnard: 1.66″
  • Compton: 1.65″
  • Malibu: 1.95″
  • Dana Point: 1.93″
  • San Juan Capistrano: 2.56″
  • Riverside: 1.22″
  • Temecula: 1.73″
  • Tustin: 1.50″
  • Castaic: 1.36″
  • Burbank: 1.09″


According to the National Weather Service, another storm system is expected to bring additional rainfall of a half-inch to two inches Sunday into Monday to the Southland.

Snow levels on the mountain will fall to between 4,500 and 5,500 feet.

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