Wild weather hits California

NC_californiastorms0107_700x394Calif. — (NBC News) Freeways were turned into waterways as heavy storms hit southern California Wednesday.

“We’re getting inundated at dispatch centers, taking on heavy volume of calls,” said Captain Joe Amador of San Diego Fire & Rescue.

In other communities mudslides were a concern, as drought-parched hills started to erode and threaten homes.

Further inland winds were strong enough to blow out windows and peel back roofs.

In northern California snow was a problem. Drivers were warned to be careful and be prepared.

All of this weather is being blamed on El Nino, the warm water mass in the Pacific Ocean that has whipped up a steady stream of storms moving west to east.

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