Photos: California floods wreak havoc across the coastal region

Rain-weary Californians were grappled with flooding and mudslides on January 9, as the latest in a series of powerful Pacific

Published on Jan 11, 2023 06:40 PM IST 8 Photos

An aerial view of a vehicle stuck in a sinkhole in the Chatsworth section of Los Angeles, on January 10. Sinkholes swallowed cars and raging torrents swamped towns and swept away a small boy on Tuesday as California was hit by a powerful string of Pacific storms.  (Jae C. Hong / AP )

A flooded house is seen partially underwater in Gilroy, California, on January 9. Heavy rain lashed water-logged California this week, with forecasters warning of floods. A parade of storms have killed 17 people across the western United States.(Josh Edelson / AFP)

Brenda Ortega, 15, walks through water in her flooded home in Merced, California on January 10. The National Weather Service has warned of a “relentless parade of atmospheric rivers” as reported by AP.(Noah Berger / AP Photo)


An aerial view of a flooded neighborhood in Merced, California on January 10. President Joe Biden issued an emergency declaration on Monday to support storm response and relief efforts in more than a dozen counties.(Josh Edelson / AFP)

San Diego firefighters help Humberto Maciel rescue his dog from his flooded home in Merced, California, on January 10. Evacuation orders were issued in Santa Cruz County for about 32,000 residents living near rain-swollen rivers and creeks, said Melodye Serino, the deputy county administrative officer, as reported by AP.(Josh Edelson / AFP)