AP PHOTOS: Storms lash California with more rain, high surf

Jan 9, 2023, 8:33 PM | Updated: Jan 10, 2023, 1:11 pm
A man walks by a flooded area by the overflowing San Ysidro creek on Jameson Lane in Montecito, Cal...

A man walks by a flooded area by the overflowing San Ysidro creek on Jameson Lane in Montecito, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. California saw little relief from drenching rains Tuesday as the latest in a relentless string of storms swamped roads, turned rivers into gushing flood zones and forced thousands of people to flee from towns with histories of deadly mudslides. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

              A man walks by a flooded area by the overflowing San Ysidro creek on Jameson Lane in Montecito, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.  California saw little relief from drenching rains Tuesday as the latest in a relentless string of storms swamped roads, turned rivers into gushing flood zones and forced thousands of people to flee from towns with histories of deadly mudslides.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              A mudslide flooded parts of Fredonia Drive in Studio City, Calif., during a rain on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.   California saw little relief from drenching rains as the latest in a relentless string of storms swamped roads, turned rivers into gushing flood zones and forced thousands of people to flee from towns with histories of deadly mudslides.(Sarah Reingewirtz /The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Floodwaters inundated the Rio Del Mar neighborhood of Aptos, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)
            
              Firefighters clear away a fallen tree in Montecito, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.  California saw little relief from drenching rains Tuesday as the latest in a relentless string of storms swamped roads, turned rivers into gushing flood zones and forced thousands of people to flee from towns with histories of deadly mudslides.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Floodwaters inundated the Rio Del Mar neighborhood of Aptos, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)
            
              People carrying their belongs arrive at an evacuation center in Santa Barbara, Calif., Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              In an aerial view, a vehicle is trapped by mud and debris at Jameson Lane near Highway 101 in Montecito, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. California saw little relief from drenching rains Tuesday as the latest in a relentless string of storms swamped roads, turned rivers into gushing flood zones and forced thousands of people to flee from towns with histories of deadly mudslides.   (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              In an aerial view, a flooded area by the overflowing San Ysidro creek on Jameson Lane is seen near the closed Highway 101 in Montecito, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. California saw little relief from drenching rains Tuesday as the latest in a relentless string of storms swamped roads, turned rivers into gushing flood zones and forced thousands of people to flee from towns with histories of deadly mudslides.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Water rages along Montecito Creek in in Montecito, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.  California saw little relief from drenching rains Tuesday as the latest in a relentless string of storms swamped roads, turned rivers into gushing flood zones and forced thousands of people to flee from towns with histories of deadly mudslides.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Cars remain in a large sinkhole along Iverson Road in Chatsworth, Ca. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. A woman and a young girl are recovering after being trapped inside one of the vehicles at the bottom of a large water-filled sinkhole. It happened in the middle of the rainstorm Monday night. Two vehicles toppled on top of each other approximately 15 feet below ground level. Los Angeles Fire Department rescuers pulled the victims to the surface and they are both expected to recover from minor injuries. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Firefighters clear away a fallen tree in Montecito, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.  California saw little relief from drenching rains Tuesday as the latest in a relentless string of storms swamped roads, turned rivers into gushing flood zones and forced thousands of people to flee from towns with histories of deadly mudslides.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              A woman battles the wind with her umbrella during a downpour along Grand Avenue on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, in Los Angeles. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              The Carmel River flows heavily after recent rains in Carmel Valley, Calif., Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. The National Weather Service warned of a “relentless parade of atmospheric rivers” — long plumes of moisture stretching out into the Pacific that can drop staggering amounts of rain and snow. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)
            
              A Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputy patrols in the flooding waters from a storm along College Road near Cutter Drive, on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, in Watsonville, Calif. (Shmuel Thaler/The Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)
            
              Logs and other storm debris flows along the San Lorenzo River from severe weather through downtown Santa Cruz, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (Shmuel Thaler/The Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)
            
              The storm-swollen San Lorenzo River floods land along Ocean Street Extension in Santa Cruz, Calif., at right, on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. evacuation orders were issued in coastal, woodsy Santa Cruz County for about 32,000 residents living near rain-swollen rivers and creeks, said Melodye Serino, the deputy county administrative officer. The San Lorenzo River was declared at flood stage, and drone footage showed numerous homes sitting in muddy brown water, the top halves of autos peeking out.  (Shmuel Thaler/The Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP)
            
              Dulce Gonzalez, 19, left, and sister Nathalie Gonzalez, 15, joke around while the waves crash along the Embarcadero during a rainstorm in San Francisco, California on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. (Gabrielle Luri/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Rain falls at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              A pedestrian finds temporary shelter from the storm under the awning at the Broad Museum on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, in Los Angeles. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Flooding from huge amounts of rain are seen in a neighborhood off of Holohan Road near Watsonville, Calif. on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.(Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Caltrans crews work to clear a mudslide on Highway 17 that resulted from heavy rain from an atmospheric river storm in the Santa Cruz Mountains, south of Glenwood Drive in Scott's Valley, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Colleen Kumada-McGowan stands in flood waters from huge amounts of rain in front of her home in a neighborhood off of Holohan Road near Watsonville, Calif. on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.(Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Flooding from huge amounts of rain are seen in a neighborhood off of Holohan Road near Watsonville, Calif. on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.(Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
            
              Home owner Tom Fredericks, of Felton, left, is helped by Maisie Russo, of Felton, after heavy rains swelled the San Lorenzo River, flooding homes in Felton, Calif, on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. The water level left a distinct mark on the side of Frederick's home, which he measured at 4 feet. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group via AP)
            
              A resident walks along College Road after the area was flooded during a recent storm in Watsonville, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group via AP)
            
              Linda Orengo, 69, surveys flood damage to her home in the Santa Cruz County town of Felton, Calif., where the San Lorenzo River, swelled by torrential rains, reached major flood stage before dawn on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (John Woolfolk/Bay Area News Group via AP)
            
              Uvas Creek floods a section of Miller Avenue in Gilroy, Calif., as the latest series of atmospheric rivers hit the Bay Area on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group via AP)
            
              Duck Derrington, 61 of Lompoc, sleeps in his car at the parking lot of an evacuation center in Santa Barbara, Calif., Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              People carrying their belongs arrive at an evacuation center in Santa Barbara, Calif., Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              The closed Summit Road is blocked as emergency personnel are deployed in the area in Santa Clara County, Calif., Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Californians grappled with flooding and mudslides Monday as the latest in a series of powerful storms walloped the state, shuttering schools, toppling trees and leaving tens of thousands without power.  (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
            
              Cars sit stuck in a flooded underpass at Webster St. and 34th St. that has been flooded since this weekend's storm in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. (Salgu Wissmath/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

The latest in a relentless string of California storms is swamping roads, battering coastlines with high surf, turning rivers into gushing flood zones and forcing the evacuation of thousands in towns with histories of deadly mudslides.

The storms have also prompted tornado warnings. At least 14 people have died since the heavy weather began last week, including two people killed by falling trees.

Forecasters expect the rain to continue through Tuesday after dumping up to 14 inches at higher elevations in central and Southern California.

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AP PHOTOS: Storms lash California with more rain, high surf