It's raining in LA..

Oct 30, 2017
232
Well mid-valley is really having it right now. Hope there are no floods, but keeping my fingers crossed on possible mudslides (and of course no fatalities)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Southern Californians already suck at driving, so combine that with heavy rain and you have your answer.
combine this with our roads crumbling every time it rains and you have a good time going. always nice to be driving and then discover a giant ass pothole just opened up out of nowhere.
 
Oct 27, 2017
497
It got drenched for a few minutes now it's light. I work at a golf course and they were gonna have a small tournament and dinner but they just cancelled so now I'm at work doing nothing but reading Era lol
 
Oct 26, 2017
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The rain is actually terrible after bad fires. Causes really bad mudslides, like the one that killed a bunch of people in Carpenteria in Jan.

The projected rain totals in this storm for some of the fire areas are really fucking nuts, too.
Well atleast the palmtrees arent like candles in the murder wind then.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Los Angeles, CA
past leaks have completely soured me on rain. used to enjoy it. now its just stressful when i hear there's gonna be a storm. i actually dreamt last night that my roof was leaking lol :(
 
Oct 30, 2017
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North OC and its pouring, like downpour like crazy here. Supposed to taper off and then start real bad tonight for 36 hours straight. The news said to expect nearly 5 inches of rain... like WTF that can't be right? right? They were using the words like, "Storm of the season".

I've fallen for that before lol, but I'll prepare either way.

I went to my local fire station and filled up 4 sandbags and put them in problem areas when it gets crazy. The firemen there said nobody had come by yet, I was the first. I got home, it was dry.. I put the sandbags up and 5 minutes later it was raining nickels.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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are these storms lifting the drought across southern cali or no dent?
Heavy rain storms like the current one are like a double sided knife.
We go into drought for months at once, things really dry up, and we get fires all over, then suddenly in a single day or two we get rain that's supposed to be the equivalent to a whole year's worth of water, and while it does help recovering from drought conditions, all the dry places specially the ones that burned, absorb the water thus getting soft and unstable which then generate mudslides.
So yes, the drought is gone, but some areas really get screwed with flooding and what not.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Yup, started at around 10:30am and is been non-stop. I just came back from lunch and some cross streets on Magnolia are already flooding. I guess is time to avoid eastbound Burbank blvd. and Sherman Way
Yeah, I work in one of the buildings Ventura/Sepulveda. It's gloomy as far as the eye can see.

Not hyped for the 405.
 
Oct 30, 2017
232
Yeah, I work in one of the buildings Ventura/Sepulveda. It's gloomy as far as the eye can see.

Not hyped for the 405.
Let me guess, either comerica or citibank. I'm sure you had fun with the air quality during the mulholland fire. Ughh
I'm peeking outside the window and is pouring, I'll be driving to valley glen later on the day and I'm seriously concerned with what street to take since I drive a freaking mini and don't want to stall on some flooded street.
I love the rain, but wish drainage system on the streets was more properly maintained and cleaned (Sepulveda dam, I'm looking at you)
I don't understand how people who live in mandatory-evacuation areas don't actually evacuate, yet I'm here struggling driving over a flooded street
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Let me guess, either comerica or citibank. I'm sure you had fun with the air quality during the mulholland fire. Ughh
I'm peeking outside the window and is pouring, I'll be driving to valley glen later on the day and I'm seriously concerned with what street to take since I drive a freaking mini and don't want to stall on some flooded street.
I love the rain, but wish drainage system on the streets was more properly maintained and cleaned (Sepulveda dam, I'm looking at you)

The old citibank - you must know the area well because they've been out of the building for a bit. And no doubt, the air quality was awful for a couple days earlier this year. I take the 405 to work and got turned around during that one hellfire day when it nearly reached the Getty.


I feel for you. There's always flooding a little north of here. We have a few people in the Lake Balboa area and they get stuck for all intents and purposes when it rains like this. They're not looking forward to the drive home...
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The wife and I went to Disneyland for our Honeymoon back in January 2017 and it rained the entire time we were there. It was a major bummer.
Sorry to hear. I usually like a light rain at Disneyland, means all the locals stayed home and the lines are super short.
 

TAJ

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Oct 28, 2017
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I'm glad its raining they shut the jobsite down for tomorrow. Time to buy some lasagna from Guillianos, a pack Duvel beer and play DMC HD Collection.
I used to stockpile coupons for free weekday skiing and then use them on rain days when I was doing construction in LA.