Eastside gets soaked

elysian valley path rain dog

L.A. River rising in Elysian Valley

Heavy rains today flooded streets, knocked out power and tied up traffic. Looks like things are drying out for the afternoon but more rain is forecast for the remainder of the week. Here are some highlights and photos of today’s stormy weather from across the Eastside.

  • At 2:47 p.m. an estimated 1.33 inches of rain had fallen in the Downtown/USC area, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Power was knocked out to nearly 500 LADWP customers in Glassell Park. Service is not expected to be fully restored until 12:30 a.m.

Atwater Village
View across the L.A. River near Los Feliz Bouelvard

Think this is a problem or nah? #LAriver #elnino #atwatervillage #griffithpark #globalwarming #climatechange#kevinbacon #ariverwild

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Boyle Heights

East Los Angeles

My @fuchilafresheners is bringing me some color on this rainy day in #SoCal ☔️ #eastlos #whittierblvd #quefresh

A photo posted by Priscilla O (@piscesmomma) on

Echo Park


Plumber Ronnie Ortiz

Plumber Ronnie Ortiz of Echo Park had the day off. But instead of taking it easy, Ortiz voluntarily cleaned out catch basins across the neighborhood before they could cause flooding.

Mary-Austin Klein

Mary-Austin Klein

The rains may have stopped but part of the path surrounding Echo Park Lake remained flooded this afternoon.

Highland Park

#chloe #highlandpark #raindrops #californiagirl

A photo posted by ♡Tasha♡ (@miss_lynn9) on

Evidence of Tuesday's heavy rains was all too apparent in Highland Park, where a long line of toppled trashcans was swept down a residential street by a river of fast-moving water.Many other neighborhoods were also inundated with water as the first of a predicted series of powerful storms moved through Southern California.Read KTLA's story here: http://on.ktla.com/QjSyI

Posted by KTLA 5 News on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Lincoln Heights

Los Feliz

Nicole Angeleri

Nicole Angeleri

Power lines fell to the ground in front of apartments on Finley Avenue.

Silver Lake

Let it rain. Let it pour. ? #losangles #rain #silverlake #thankyou #peace

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  1. I saw Ronnie doing that earlier today. pretty chill of him to go out of his way.

  2. Atta-boy, Ronnie! That’s the neighborhood spirit.

  3. Trash cans floating down the hill, pretty funny stuff. I guess the homeowners will just have to pick out any set of three and drag them back up. Storm Watch, the most wonderful time of the year!

  4. I saw him on our street. God bless him!

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