Bill Chung, left, and Tony Martin pump water from a flooded garage at an apartment building in Alhambra, Calif., Oct. 20, 2004. California's first major storm of the season dumped rain from the beaches to the mountains, forcing evacuations because of potential mudslides and temporarily knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of customers.
An unidentified maintenance worker clears debris from a culvert that became clogged by heavy rains and flooded out the road over it, cutting off the only access to the Polynesian Mobile Home Park, in Santa Clarita, Calif., Oct. 20, 2004.
Kevin Villeda, 10, Juvenal Torres, 14, and Ruben Valles, 12, from left, pause after taking their bikes through the muddy mess that is their neighborhood after overnight heavy rains sent mud coursing through the streets of the Polynesian Mobile Home Park in Santa Clarita, Calif., Oct. 20, 2004.
Officer Mike Jones, top left, takes measurements after a car was hit by rolls of newsprint on Interstate 5, north of Redding, Calif., Oct. 19, 2004. The paper came from a truck that jackknifed in the southbound lanes; the driver was not injured. Redding got 3.12 inches of rain Oct. 19, breaking a 104-year-old record for the date. Records were also set in Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto and Red Bluff.
Pedestrians deal with the wind and rain in downtown Oakland, Calif., Oct. 19, 2004.
Tourists look at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during a light rain, Oct. 19, 2004.
Marc Nelson, sales manager, ducks under a fallen tree as he looks at the damage to a new pickup truck after high winds and rain knocked down a large branch at Chuck Patterson Auto World in Chico, Calif., Oct. 19, 2004.
Betty Wertz reaches for a jacket she has among other possesions in the back of her car while parked at the Red Cross Shelter in Pollack Pines, Calif., Oct. 19, 2004. Wertz was one of the dozens of residents of Silver Fork and Kyburz that left their homes after a mandatory evacuation order was declared for the area due to fear of mudslides.
As rain begins to fall, Steve Dillon, right, and his son Jeff roll out jute mesh to stabilize a hillside behind a storage building in Devore, Calif., Oct. 19, 2004.
As storm clouds roll in over fire-denuded hills, Don Kirtley, foreground, and his neighbor, Steve Dillon, load sandbags into their trucks to take to their homes in Devore, Calif., Oct. 19, 2004.
A roadside memorial stands outside the fenced-off ruins of a KOA campground in Devore, Calif., Oct. 19, 2004. Two people died at the site on Christmas Day 2003, in in flash floods that caused at least 15 deaths in the region.
Parks and Recreation Department employee Christina Gomez drags a trimmed branch from the roadway at Rodeing Park, Oct. 19, 2004, in Fresno, Calif.
This NOAA weather satellite image taken at 6:45 p.m. EDT, Oct. 19, 2004, shows a storm centered to the west of Oregon bringing clouds to most of Washington, Oregon and California. Another plume of clouds well to the south of the storm center was being directed east-northeastward across southernmost California, southern Nevada, Utah and Colorado.