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Weather Advisory: Los Angeles Is A Log Flume

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An urban and small stream flood advisory issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 1:30 p.m. for Los Angeles County although minor flooding and excessive car smashing seem to be the biggest trouble (so far) as Pacific storms continue their assault on LA.

According to LA Now, a large, two-story fig tree toppled onto a Mar Vista sidewalk exposing "gnarly roots" on South Centinela Ave. The 71 freeway in Pomona was closed at Valley Blvd. and will likely stay that way through the day according to the CHP. A 10:00 a.m. collision on the 14 freeway at Newhall Avenue prompted a Sigalert for southbound traffic and in the Hollywood Hills, mud and soil flow on Astral Drive brought out the Fire Department. Long Beach also had a dramatic swift water rescue when a 23-year-old woman was plucked from the LA River on Saturday after her bicycle hit a patch of water sending her sliding into the wash.

The weather is expected to pick up strong and long again this afternoon possibly causing significant flooding in hillside burn-areas. The second storm, predicted to be more severe, is expected to arrive Monday evening and stick around through Wednesday.

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A flash-flood watch is in effect through Sunday night in recent burn areas in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties and residents near the Station Fire burn area are advised to move their cars off the streets. More information, news and resources are available on the L.A. County Public Works' CARE website.