PHOTOS Storm pounds California with rain

PHOTOS

Storm pounds California with rain

AP

14:09, January 18, 2019

A work crew removes branches from a tree on Mission Street in San Francisco, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Heavy rain, snow and wind pummeled much of California Thursday, causing at least five deaths, leaving thousands without power and forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes.

A man shares a part of his sandwich with birds as they seek partial shelter from rain at Grand Park in Los Angeles Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Rain and snow fell from one end of the state to the other, canceling flights, uprooting trees, knocking down power lines and causing localized flooding.

A vehicle is seen through thick fog during a rainstorm Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Malibu, Calif. Southern California authorities concerned with rising streams and excessive runoff ordered evacuations in parts of Malibu and other areas scarred by wildfires. Malibu schools canceled classes.

Department of Water and Power employees work in the pouring rain to clear a fallen tree from a road in the Hollywood hills in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. The latest in a series of Pacific Ocean storms pounded California with rain and snow Thursday, prompting officials to put communities on alert for mudslides and flooding and making travel treacherous.

Department of Water and Power employees work in the pouring rain to clear a fallen tree from a road in the Hollywood hills in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. The latest in a series of Pacific Ocean storms pounded California with rain and snow Thursday, prompting officials to put communities on alert for mudslides and flooding and making travel treacherous.(Photos: AP/Richard Vogel)

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