Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency in much of southern California amid “extraordinary and continuing rainfall,” CNN reports. Another in a series of storms is expected to bring more flooding and landslides; the declaration authorizes state agencies to help local ones in addressing the weather. Many areas have already seen more than 10 inches of rain over five days.
"We could be looking at as much as 8 inches more of rain in the southern California area,” says an official. (Read more California stories.)