The massive rainstorm that hit the area the last five days brought record totals – 12.88 inches for Woodland Hills, 8.62 inches for Calabasas and and 9.69 inches for Agoura.
It also left a trail of devastation behind it, as roads were closed, trees fell and mudslides inundated homes and garages.
Local resident Stewart Deats, who lives on Llano Drive in Woodland Hills, said the mud came down the hillside, covered the street and flowed straight into his garage.
His neighbor, Deats said, fared the worst, with mud flowing down the stairs going to his front door that leaked under the door – leaving about a foot of mud in the house. As of Wednesday that neighbor, who ironically just closed escrow on the property, has not been able to get into the house.
Deats said he was impressed that city crews were on the scene even before he called 311, and immediately began to clean up the impassable street. The crew also helped them somewhat clear their driveway.