The rain was still pounding away Wednesday afternoon behind the added threat of a flash-flood warning for foothill neighborhoods near Station fire burn areas. But as of just before 6 p.m., no damage had been reported in the area.
Though good fortune appeared to be holding for hillside residents, evacuation orders issued Tuesday afternoon remained effective into Wednesday evening for as many as 147 homes in La Cañada Flintridge and 85 homes in La Crescenta.
The National Weather Service reported at 4:50 p.m. that more than 13.5 inches or rain had already fallen since Thursday in burn-affected parts of the Angeles National Forest.
Also on Wednesday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich declared a countywide state of emergency in order to trigger an assessment of storm damage by state officials that could allow for federal and state assistance if necessary.
An intense group of thunderstorms was predicted to hit hillside areas very early Wednesday morning, but that storm system broke up on approach, blowing east and south to San Bernardino and Orange counties.