James Quigg/(AP Photo/ The Victor Valley Daily Press

Traffic splashes through water pouring across Bear Valley Road in Victorville, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. The storm brought a welcome relief to California's current drought. The first wave of a powerful Pacific storm spread rain and snow early Friday through much of California, where communities endangered by a wildfire just weeks ago now faced the threat of mud and debris flows.

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