Floodwater Shoots Out of Drain in Los Angeles Parking Garage

An atmospheric river hit Southern California with heavy rain and flooding on Monday, January 9, as officials ordered evacuations for the entire Montecito community over landslide fears.

US President Joe Biden declared an emergency in California, allowing federal assistance to support “state, tribal, and local response efforts.”

Julia Patterson posted video she said was taken in the parking garage of the Westfield Century City shopping mall in Los Angeles on Monday night. The National Weather Service said on Tuesday morning that two-day rainfall totals in Los Angeles County were as high as 8 inches.

A flood advisory was in effect for Los Angeles until 12:15 pm Tuesday. Credit: Julia Patterson via Storyful

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