Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo and Tulare counties on Tuesday as storms continued to overwhelm Southern California.
Rain has been falling throughout the region in record amounts for over six days, causing authorities to be concerned about potential mudslides in areas near and outside of the city. Part of the I-10 Freeway east of L.A. has already been shut down because of a mudslide.
Downtown Los Angeles has already received one-third of its annual average rainfall in less than a week, according to the Seattle Times. The rain gauge at USC recorded 5.77 inches on Tuesday, and weather forecasters said they expected another two inches Wednesday.