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  • San Gabriel Mountain dams could get major fill-up from storm system

    San Gabriel Mountain dams could get major fill-up from storm system
    The reservoirs behind 14 major dams that line the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains — nearly empty after two years of drought — could rise significantly from the forecasted deluge over the next three days, public works officials said....
  • Officials prepare for mudslides as heavy rain moves across L.A. region

    Officials prepare for mudslides as heavy rain moves across L.A. region
    The second of two winter storms this week delivered on a promise of heavy rainfall as it moved across the region Friday, and hundreds of residents waited to see if their homes would escape feared mudslides within mandatory evacuation zones below the San...
  • Storm drenches Southern California: Rainfall totals by city

    Storm drenches Southern California: Rainfall totals by city
    A powerful storm system moving through Southern California Thursday night and Friday morning was drenching the area with much-needed rain.  The National Weather Service reported six-hour rainfall totals ending at 8 a.m. Friday, with many spots...
  • Huge California storm wallops water-starved state; more to come

    Huge California storm wallops water-starved state; more to come
    The bigger, badder of two rainstorms that weather forecasters had predicted arrived on schedule late Thursday, drenching a very parched California while causing a slew of hazards along the way. The system is forecast to hover over California through...
  • Hillside dwellers urged to evacuate before more rain hits L.A. area

    Hillside dwellers urged to evacuate before more rain hits L.A. area
    Authorities on Friday pleaded with Glendora residents to heed evacuation orders as the second of two winter storms continued to douse the region with more rain than the area has seen in years, sending mud and debris down hillside streets. Officials...
  • Major storm brings needed rain to L.A., but at a cost

    Major storm brings needed rain to L.A., but at a cost
    A potent storm gave Southern California a more thorough soaking on Friday than it has seen in more than three years, bringing both cheers in a drought-stricken state and anxiety as it sent mud billowing through hillside neighborhoods and clogged roads....
  • L.A. flash flood warning sent out as text message alert

    A flash flood warning was issued about 7:15 p.m. Friday for central Los Angeles County as a band of heavy rain centered over the region. Rain was falling as fast as 1 inch per hour from Sunland-Tujunga to Beverly Hills. Urban flash flooding could...
  • More thunderstorms make their way across Southland

    More thunderstorms make their way across Southland
    A new round of thunderstorms moved into the Southern California region early Saturday afternoon, snarling traffic, threatening mudslides and opening a large sinkhole on a busy Los Angeles street. The heavy band of rain was expected to drench coastal and...
  • Woman dies after Montana home crushed by 1,800-foot-long avalanche

    Woman dies after Montana home crushed by 1,800-foot-long avalanche
    On Friday, Michel Colville was in her Missoula, Mont., home near the recreational area of Mt. Jumbo. It was 4 p.m. when a mountain of snow raced down the hill at more than 120 mph, smashing her home and sending her, her husband and an unrelated child...
  • Minor flooding reported in weekend downpour

    Minor flooding reported in weekend downpour
    La Cañada’s foothill areas held their ground this weekend through a series of massive rainstorms that brought inches of rain to a previously parched landscape. Local officials returning to work on Monday reported all seemed to be well, adding that...
  • Conditions were too dangerous to save mountain biker, officials say

    Conditions were too dangerous to save mountain biker, officials say
    When his body was discovered, 34-year-old Andres Marin was still sitting on his light blue mountain bike, leaning against the side of a hill in the Cleveland National Forest. He had his helmet on and his binoculars were around his neck; his hands were...