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Photos: Powerful atmospheric river storm pummels California

A resident walks by a destroyed home.
A resident walks by a home in the Hollywood Hills damaged by the storm near Caribou Lane.
(Ringo Chiu/For The Times)
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Chilling rain, swirling gray clouds and blustery winds rolled into Southern California on Sunday as what was anticipated as the strongest storm of the season promised near-record rainfall and flash flooding through Tuesday.

As the slow-moving atmospheric river gathered strength Sunday afternoon, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in eight Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

Beverly Crest

An aerial view of a Beverly Crest home that was pushed off its foundation by a mudslide early Monday morning.
(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

An aerial view of a Beverly Crest home that was pushed off its foundation by a mudslide early Monday morning, Resident Travis Longcore said he and neighbors evacuated themselves after hearing a loud rumbling sound around 2 a.m.

Studio City

Clarence Brown assesses damage due to a landslide from heavy rainfall on Lockridge Road in Studio City
(Carlin Stiehl/For The Times)
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Clarence Brown assesses damage at his cousin’s house due to a landslide from heavy rainfall on Lockridge Road in Studio City.

Duarte

 Gilberto Bueno exercises a mare through a Duarte neighborhood as heavy rains pelt the region.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

Gilberto Bueno exercises a mare through a Duarte neighborhood as heavy rains pelt the region.

La Mirada

A man takes his turn using a rope from a footbridge to stay in position and surf storm water.
(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Evan Ricciardi, a student at Biola University, takes his turn using a rope from a footbridge to stay in position and surf storm water rushing through a La Mirada flood control channel at La Mirada Creek Park.

San Gabriel River

 Eddie 'Nugget' Haren walks to his encampment located on the San Gabriel River.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)
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Eddie ‘Nugget’ Haren walks to his encampment located on the San Gabriel River where heavy rains have threatened to raise the river enough to flood his tent.

Downtown Los Angeles

People attending the Grammys run between the red carpet and a parking garage as another storm bears down.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

People attending the Grammys run between the red carpet and a parking garage as another storm bears down on Southern California on Sunday night.

A man walks his dog on the edge of the Los Angeles River, which is carrying stormwater downstream.
(Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)

A man walks his dog on the edge of the Los Angeles River, which is carrying stormwater downstream, on Sunday.

Pasadena

 A pedestrian huddles in a doorway as heavy rain falls on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena Sunday night.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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A pedestrian huddles in a doorway in heavy rain on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. The rain is supposed to last until Tuesday and cause flooding in many Southern California areas.

Ventura

Flooding is seen along Camp Chafee Road at Casitas Vista Road on Sunday in Ventura, California
(Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)

Flooding is seen along Camp Chafee Road at Casitas Vista Road on Sunday in Ventura. Officials across Southern and central California are urgently warning residents to prepare as a storm system fueled by an atmospheric river brings heavy rainfall.

San Jose

Workers clear a tree that fell onto a home during heavy wind and rain on Sunday in San Jose
(Noah Berger / Associated Press)

Workers clear a tree that fell onto a home during heavy wind and rain in San Jose on Sunday.

Search and rescue workers investigate a car surrounded by floodwater as heavy rains caused the Guadalupe River to swell.
(Noah Berger / Associated Press)
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Search and rescue workers investigate a car surrounded by floodwater as heavy rains caused the Guadalupe River to swell on Sunday.

Alameda

Waves crash over a breakwater in Alameda with the San Francisco skyline in the background.
(Noah Berger/Associated Press)

Waves crash over a breakwater in Alameda with the San Francisco skyline in the background.

Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Mountain received over a foot of new snow on Feb. 4, with an additional 60 inches forecast over the next 10 days.
(Peter Morning / Mammoth Mountain)

Mammoth Mountain received over a foot of new snow on Feb. 4, with an additional 60 inches forecast over the next 10 days.

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