About two weeks ago I posted Big Doings in So Cal. As you already know, there was a lot of storm damage here. Yesterday my wife and I went downtown to check out how the repairs and clean up was going.
The morning after the storm (photo LA Times)
Yesterday - A major chunk of beach is gone...
Same view as above, but from the street. A large chunk of lawn and sand are missing.
And this is after the dozers moved most of the mud. (LA Times)
No Movie Today! (LA Times)
What are you doing out here lady? (LA Times)
This is the same spot as the flood video in the earlier post (LA Times)
What a dufus!
Morning After the Storm (Mitch Ridder - OCinsite)
Same intersection as last two photos - Yesterday
A lot of folks had the same idea as we did yesterday. It was the first nice and clear day in a few weeks. Pretty cold (by our standards), but that didn't stop a lot of people from coming out. About 12 days ago this intersection was under a flood of mud and water. It's amazing how they managed to get it all cleaned up so quickly. Also very surprising was the fact that almost every store was open for business. I guess when your city's main source of income is tourism, you don't waste any time.
This stuff didn't quite make it to the ocean (LA Times)
On Wednesday I'll post some non-storm related photos from Laguna.