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Santa Monica Rides Out LA's "Atmospheric River" Storm Monday Mostly Intact; 6.63 Inches of Rain Falls in Two Days, a Record

On Wilshire Blvd and Montana Avenue, most retail businesses appeared to be open, and schools were open.

The City of Santa Monica appears to have incurred little damage from 6.63 inches of rain in an event weathermen are calling “an atmospheric river.” The 6.63 inch total is the highest two day total in the City of Santa Monica’s 150 year history.

"We are experiencing minor issues but nothing of consequence,” wrote Mayor Phil Brock early Monday afternoon. "Our emergency management center is activated, and we continue to monitor weather developments constantly.”

On Wilshire Blvd and Montana Avenue, most retail businesses appeared to be open, including Peet’s Coffee, Bagel Nosh and Enterprise Rent a Car, to name a few. Some of the smaller boutiques were closed. Santa Monica schools were opened, though a minority of students appeared to have attended classes. Malibu schools were closed Monday.

In Brentwood, Eucalyptus trees fell on Bundy Drive North of Sunset Blvd. This caused 6600 residential customers to be without power all day Wednesday, February 7th.

Southland Credit Union in Downtown Santa Monica reported that they were closed Monday afternoon, due to a power outage.

Santa Monica City workers repaired a pothole in the rain at the intersection of 4th Street and Broadway in Downtown Santa Monica Monday afternoon.

On February 5, more than 10 inches of rain fell on Topanga Canyon, Woodland Hills and Santa Clarita, 3 widely separated communities geographically speaking. Los Angeles County in general receives 14 inches of rain annually.


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