Arroyo Seco damage
HISTORY of FLOODING; pg. 3

FLOOD of 1938

In March of 1938, a severe rainstorm lasting 4 days struck the Southern California area killing 119 people and causing over $40 million in property damage. This home along the Arroyo Seco in Highland Park, was just one of many destroyed in the floods.
The streets of downtown Los Angeles.
A view over looking the Arroyo Seco flood channel. The recently built Southwest Museum is on the hill in the background.

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