The latest storm to hit California whipped up 80-mile-an-hour gusts. It knocked out power. It downed trees that derailed an Amtrak train and killed a motorist. And it dropped more rain on places already drenched by storm after storm. And one of those places is the San Joaquin Valley, where Jasmine Garsd checked in on the damage.
GARSD: The West has been experiencing extreme drought for years. In California's San Joaquin Valley, water is an obsession. Drive through and you'll see billboards that read, pray for rain. This year was different. A series of storms dumped buckets of rain which flooded the area. On top of that, the Sierra Nevada, the mountain range that flanks the valley, received record snow, which is starting to melt. 041b061a72