The latest deluge to hit SoCal didn't just hit the state. The entire West Coast felt its fury, as well.As torrential rains inundated the streets of Los Angeles and nearby cities and towns, winds swept across the coastal states with the force of a tropical storm. Those close to the mountains (or within the mountains, in Calabasas's case) struggled with the triple threat of rain, wind, and landslides all over the place. On the bright side, the 10 to 15 inches of rain for two weeks provided much-needed relief for a drought-stricken California. It exceeded the July 2014 estimate of 12 to 15 inches for one month by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Nevertheless, water needs to go in the reservoirs, not in peopleâ¤™s living rooms.