Downtown Laguna Beach closed by flooding


Authorities say more than 30 people were rescued Wednesday morning from stranded cars and homes in hillside areas of Laguna Beach and adjoining Laguna Woods.

Laguna Beach police Lt. Jason Kravetz says one man was rescued after a landslide collapsed one wall of his home.

Kravetz says about a square mile of Laguna Beach, including the downtown area, was closed when storm runoff sent mud and up to 4 feet of rushing water over the streets before dawn.

Kravetz says the waters later receded but an approaching high tide could renew problems.

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