"We're one of the wettest places on the West Coast," said Bruce Rockwell, a specialist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard, an hour up the coast from Los Angeles. "I've never seen it rain like this, and you're talking to somebody's that has been in the field for 30 years."
Link. The LA Times leads with an optimistic outlook, forecasting an end in sight, even as the city sifts through the rubble:
Mayor James K. Hahn urged President Bush to declare a federal disaster in Los Angeles, where damage to public and private structures, including at least 96 homes made uninhabitable, was estimated at $10 million. The mayor's office said 27 homes had been red-tagged (entry is prohibited) and 69 had been yellow-tagged (entry is restricted).
Link. What could be causing this phenomenon? Global warming, perhaps? My money's on that pesky little Ebu Gogo.