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Yes, It's Still Raining...

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NBC4 and The Los Angeles Times and CNN and are all reporting that, yes, it is still raining in Los Angeles.

Good god, our lives have come to a complete stand-still.

This is not meant to make light of, make fun of, or make moisture-filled jokes of the current wet/damp/slippery situation currently plaguing the greater Los Angeles area. This is not meant to be satirical or funny. This very serious piece of news has been strategically placed right here at this particular moment in time to let you all know that, yes...there is nothing that can be done.

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The rain will continue to fall.

Houses have collapsed. Cars have spun into ditches. Meteorologists have warned about what to do if you're caught in a tornado. Hills have slid. Cars have slid. People have tripped and fallen into deep puddles of waste. Roofs have leaked. Gardens have flooded. Expensive cell phones and PDAs have become waterlogged because none of these hi-tech companies have ever been able to figure out how to create a case that looks good and, you know, keeps the water out.

It is Armageddon if you ask us.

Never before in the 6-8 month history of LAist have we seen such chaos caused by cumulus, stratus and sirrus clouds. Never before in the 6-8 month history of LAist have we seen such media attention focused so much on one event that the Scotty-P trial seems like a drop in the pan. Never before in the 6-8 month history of LAist has LAist felt so helpless in the face of water.

The downpour is a cultural disaster that has brought us all together. If there was a John Williams' score to accompany the heroes and the serendipity brought forth by the ludicrous floods of 2004/5 we would be playing it out our windows like the Army does with Vanilla Ice and the Iraqi insurgents. If we could stop the rain, we would.

But we cannot.

(Yeah, we don't have much more than that.)