While the rest of the country (and really, Los Angelenos themselves) likes to make fun of LA for its “Stormwatch” coverage every time it sprinkles a bit here, all of a sudden shit got real.
After dangerously historic drought conditions hit Southern California for the past couple years, Mother Nature decided to clear her browser history. We’ve had so much rain in the last past month, reservoirs are overflowing. Above is a shot I took on Saturday of a freeway message alert about an upcoming mudslide. I’d cry about it, but liquid is the LAST thing we need.
Still skeptical? May I present to the court evidence A, B and C:
A runaway sanitation bin was carried off in a rush of water in Sherman Oaks. More storm video: https://t.co/6gWapX0Cwa #LARain #CAStorm pic.twitter.com/Ptyh2nZIgB— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) February 18, 2017
THAT SINKING FEELING: Wild weather has opened up a huge sinkhole in LA which swallowed two cars. #TenNews pic.twitter.com/zAaokW9O7H— TEN Eyewitness News (@channeltennews) February 19, 2017
Life hands you a flooded street? Might as well break out your #JetSki. That's what professional jet skier Mark Gomez in Fullerton, CA. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/sodOfVp42Q— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) January 23, 2017