There is a joke -- but it's true, so it's not really a joke -- that whenever it rains in Southern California, the place goes into panic mode. The weather is usually near perfect so any deviation from the norm is news and it sets people back into reality mode.
Some guys are being pulled by a car,
wakeboarding in a flooded section of town.
The water here is about three feet deep.
I live on the side of a hill such that water drains off into places such as the one above (it has to stop somewhere).