California storm Lucifer had caused at least four deaths, created dramatic sinkholes, tossed boulders onto highways, and toppled trees into rooftops.
The flooding was very serious; one man died when a flash flood consumed his vehicle, according to CBS Los Angeles. Another man caught up in that flood sat on the roof of his car until help arrived, the television station reported.
Not surprisingly, then, the weather mass has provoked some interesting and dramatic photos and videos. The rain was continuing February 18 and expected to dump some 10 trillion gallons of water on the state overall. Some of them were scary, and others were whimsical:
A large 20-foot-deep (6-meter) sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in North Laurel Canyon Blvd, in Los Angeles, is cordoned-off on February 18, 2017, after a powerful storm hit southern California.The storm blew in from the Pacific Ocean, hitting California on February 17 with high winds, heavy rain that downed power lines, leaving 60,000 people in the Los Angeles area without power, and prompting hundreds of flight delays and cancellations at airports. Four people have been reported killed due to the storm. (Getty)
A firefighter carries caution tape in a flooded street as a powerful storm moves across Southern California on February 17, 2017 in Sun Valley, California. After years of severe drought, heavy winter rains have come to the state, and with them, the issuance of flash flood watches in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, and the evacuation of hundreds of residents from Duarte, California for fear of flash flooding from area denuded by a wildfire last year. (Getty)