Major storms are making their way through California

Flash flood warnings are in effect up and down the state, with some places expecting up to a half a foot of rain.
1:31 | 02/03/19

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Now to the storm threat and emergency evacuations in the west. Dangerous floodwaters filled with debris and mud cascading through malibu. And a driver stranded north of Los Angeles trying to push his car to safety. High winds bringing this towering pine, said to be 100 years old, down on a Santa Barbara home. And you remember those recent devastating wildfires, now they left many residents exposed during these torrential rains. Here's ABC's Marcus Moore. Reporter: Tonight, what looks like river rapids raging through this neighborhood in malibu, swallowing everything in its path. A major storm pummeling the entire state. Flash flood alerts up and down California with some places expecting up to a half a foot of rain. Mandatory evacuations in areas scarred by recent wildfires. Residents worried about mudslides. Horrible mudslides, people getting caught. Reporter: Santa Barbara county getting hammered, powerful winds toppling a huge tree onto this apartment complex. In Los Angeles, drivers forced to take their chances on flooded streets. People in near waist-deep water near Hollywood, more than 100 weather-related emergencies reported across the city. Investigators in Ventura county looking into whether the storm played a role in this deadly crash, killing one search and rescue team member. And Tom, you can see and you can hear that rushing water just behind me as it roars across this roadway here in malibu. A number of streets have been closed because of the dangerous flooding and the debris flow here. More rain is expected tonight into tomorrow. Meaning this could only get worse. Tom. Marcus Moore right there by those surging rivers. Marcus, thank you.

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