El Nino storms lash U.S. west coast
Another powerful El Ninodriven storm lashed coastal areas of California on Thursday, stirring waves that flooded some low-lying streets and crept toward ocean-front homes in Malibu.
The storm created waves that forecasters said could reach 16 feet while sending scattered thundershowers across inland areas.
It came a day after
the week’s strongest storm drenched the state and much of the Southwest, stopping cable cars in San Francisco, flooding roadways and stranding motorists across Los Angeles, and dumping heavy snow in northern Arizona. The region was expected to begin drying out on Friday before another round of light rain moved into California over the weekend.
More El Nino storms are forecast over the next several months.
In a photo provided by Mike Eliason, Bo Sailor of Goleta, Calif., watches as high surf crashes into the wall and spills onto Channel Drive in Montecito, Calif. on Thursday.