Series of storms threaten SoCal

FRESNO, Calif.

The National Weather Service says these storms swamping the state could be the largest system the region has seen in the last decade.

Saturday there were several reports of flooding on I-5 because of the heavy rain.

The California Highway Patrol says they've seen 5 times more traffic accidents in Los Angeles County because of the weather.

And with Christmas one week away, holiday shoppers were out making their last minute buys while dodging the rain and trying to stay dry.

"You know I love the rain... but I don't like getting wet out here specially with the holiday season and shopping," Mathew Hernandez of Burbank said.

"I love it... we need it... its great... it's been a long time"

The constant rain and the incoming storms are also bringing the threat of mud and debris slides to burn areas in the foothills of southern California this weekend.

Officials there are on high alert and they're distributing sandbags to residents to prevent mudslides.

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