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LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Southern California was slammed with heavy rains Sunday and early Monday, but things were expected to dry out by late afternoon. However, more rain is expected Wednesday and Thursday.

Preliminary rainfall totals from the National Weather Service show that Newhall leads with 7.12 inches of rain as of 11 p.m. Van Nuys got 6.6 inches, Northridge 5.92, Chatsworth Reservoir 5.53, Hansen Dam 5.13, Canoga Park 4.72 and Burbank 4.02.

In the Los Angeles County Metropolitan areas, Beverly Hills got 4.12 inches, Getty Center 3.72, UCLA 3.24, Santa Monica 2.95, Culver City 2.68, LAX 2.45, downtown Los Angeles 2.42, Redondo Beach 2.12, Hawthorne 1.86, Torrance 1.84 and Long Beach 1.2.

In the Los Angeles County deserts, Valyermo got 2.56 inches of rain, Palmdale 1.67 and Lancaster 1.41.

In Orange County, .66 inches have been reported at Fullerton Airport, .56 inches at John Wayne Airport, .55 in San Juan Capistrano, .48 in Huntington Beach, .46 in Santa Ana, .41 in Dana Point, .27 in Costa Mesa and .09 in Anaheim.

Records were set in Palmdale and downtown Los Angeles, as well as LAX and Bob Hope Airport. 

Interstate 5 was shut down in Castaic, but it reopened around 9 a.m. Monday morning, CBS2’s Suzanne Marques reported.

Rock slides in Malibu also closed parts of the Pacific Coast Highway near Topanga Canyon Road, authorities said.

Ventura firefighters moved out 51 people from homeless encampments along the rising Ventura River, fire officials said, and rain on a flooded street in Oxnard stranded several cars and swept away another, the National Weather Service said.

In the San Fernando Valley, where at least three inches of rain fell Sunday, mud and debris threatened a retaining wall and forced the evacuation of 30 people in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Diana Igawa said.

Strong wind downed trees that damaged homes and broke windows in the valley, downtown Los Angeles and throughout the region.

About 90,000 were without power Sunday night, officials with the utilities said.

Flood warnings also were issued for Los Angeles-area hillside communities burned by wildfires in recent years. But in the foothill community of La Canada Flintridge, where more than 40 homes were destroyed by a mudslide last year, resident Lien Yang said the streets were clear of mud and debris.

“I think we’ll be OK this year,” he said. “This looks like it’s the last significant storm of the year.”

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