Some of the highest amounts of rainfall in years was brought by a storm in Azusa, California. The

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Some of the highest amounts of rainfall in years was brought by a storm in Azusa, California. The storm had brought up to eight inches on some mountains. That is not even close to enough of the amount of rainfall California would need to pull out of this drought they have been in for years. Even though the storm was strong and remained that way for a little longer than the weekend, the forecasters said that a storm like this would need to be more frequent for California to get out of the drought.

On February 28th, heavy showers hit California impacting the mountainsides that were scarred from all the wildfires. Those mountainsides are above suburbs east of Los Angeles. The heavy showers caused mud and debris to flow downward into
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The county fire crew were working to protect the eight houses that were in danger of severe flooding due to a levee failing in San Bernardino County. Throughout California, there were many traffic accidents on the slick and flooded roads. One involved a death of the driver of a big rig that fell from the freeway overpass just east of Los Angeles. Also, there were at least 32,000 homes with power outages.

For the people in California that did not have to worry about the mudslides, the storm was good news. Although, the storms swept through California back to back causing the cancelation of airplane flights, creating threatening floods, and triggering landslides. In some areas, six inches of rain was expected after the second storm went through. Still not enough to break California out of its' in 434 years. Although, according to the National Weather Service, there was such a substantial amount of rainfall that it is to be considered the "largest rain event in the past three years." The police evacuated residents in Los Angeles County as soon as possible because massive landslides were expected to happen overnight. In Palm Desert, officials warned the residents in Coachella Valley of flooding. The fire officials near Palm Desert were packing sand into sand bags to help prevent the floodwaters but, they did not have enough sand. All of California was getting drenched. Southern California received 4 inches of rainfall over the past three days, which is eight times as much

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