Heavy rains turned creeks and rivers into brown torrents and released slews of mud from hillsides burned barren by wildfires.Several stretches of freeways and highways were closed by flooding."It's crazy," said Robin Johnson, an academic adviser at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The wind is just going nuts.""At one point the wind was so strong I'm surprised it didn't blow my windows out," retiree Phoenix Hocking said in a Facebook message from Carpinteria. And my dog is starting to grow flippers so he can go out and do his business."In the desert town of Victorville, several cars were washed down a flooded street.
Those who entered without permission were subject to harsh penalties.
This is supposedly the origin of the name of Matanzas Creek as, because of its use as a slaughtering place, the confluence came to be called La Matanza.
By the 1850s, a Wells Fargo post and general store were established in what is now downtown Santa Rosa. Census, in 1870 Santa Rosa was the eighth largest city in California, and county seat of one of the most populous counties in the state.
(Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)In the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles, a falling tree downed power lines and hit a car.
A 55-year-old man was electrocuted and pronounced dead at a hospital, police and fire officials said.
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