Powerful storms battered California shutting key highways.
Thousands of residents were under evacuation orders in the areas after flood warnings were issued.
Trees and power lines were down across the region in the United States.
A wind gust in Santa Barbara County topped 80 mph (128 kph) as the storm moved south.
Residents barricaded their properties with sandbags to protect their properties from floodwaters.
The California Department of Transportation said in a tweet that a vital route between Los Angeles and points north and west have been reopened.
It has only been a little over a year since a downpour destroyed and damaged hundreds of homes in Montecito.
The disaster killed 21 people.