A woman looks at muddy runoff from Aliso Creek meeting the Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach, Calif. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. Downtown Laguna Beach was closed by up to 4 feet of storm runoff, which ... more 
A woman looks at muddy runoff from Aliso Creek meeting the Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach, Calif. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. Downtown Laguna Beach was closed by up to 4 feet of storm runoff, which receded but left streets awash in mud. After days of relentless rain, Southern California on Wednesday was facing the most intense storm system yet, with hundreds of homes evacuated, roads covered with water and mud, and residents anxiously eyeing already saturated mountainsides denuded by wildfires. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Denis Poroy
Wed, Dec 22, 2010 3:09 PM EST