Laguna Beach Flooding, Modjeska, Silverado and Santiago Canyons Evacuated: After reopening the Coast Highway, hopefully, before peek rush hour traffic, officials have stated that they will be working on getting Forest Avenue, Broadway, Ocean Avenue and Beach Street opened.
Earlier Modjeska, Silverado and Santiago Canyons were being evacuated due to mudslides.
The storm drain channel that should divert excess water below Laguna Beach was unable to cope with the volume of water and simply burst onto Beach Street, with water spraying several feet into the air.
This has been a weak of vicious weather for California, between heavy rain, snow, mudslides and rockslides, there has been chaos and plenty of damage.
California Governor Schwarzenegger has decided to declare a state of emergency in Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo and Tulare counties.
To make matters worse, it looks like all the bad weather is anything but over yet. More rain and heavy winds are forecast. Thunderstorms are also probable, along with the chance of some hail.