California battles record-breaking snow and rain• https://www.accuweather.com, By John Murphy
A significant storm over the last several days created many impacts across California, causing some cities to flood, and higher elevations to record several feet of snow.
More than 7 inches of rain fell in Ventura County, causing flash flooding early Saturday morning according to The Associated Press. The excess rain caused roads to flood, which stranded cars on roadways. On Saturday morning, the Los Angeles Fire Department ground and air responders rescued four people and five animals from flooding in Encino. Two of the individuals were suffering from hypothermia and were transported to an area hospital. The other individuals and the five animals were all uninjured.
Air travel was halted for a majority of Southern California when a ground stop was issued for Los Angeles International Airport, impacting all departing and arriving flights on Friday. A number of inbound flights during the stop were diverted to Ontario International Airport, approximately 55 miles east, according to ABC7 journalist Brittany Silverstein. The stop expired around 1 a.m. PST Saturday morning.
Power outages across the state surpassed 100,000 on both Friday and Saturday morning, with the highest amount of outages Saturdya coming from Los Angeles County, where 26,770 outages were reported.
Flooding also impacted many roads across the state, including Interstate 5 which was closed in several spots on Saturday morning due to flooding and icy roads.