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Skies Clear in Southern California, Massive Clean-Up Begins


Skies have cleared in southern California, after six days of torrential rains damaged hundreds of homes and roads, and contributed to the deaths of at least nine people.

Clean-up crews from San Diego to Ventura County, north of Los Angeles, began massive operations Thursday to clear debris and repair damaged roads and facilities.

Los Angeles city officials say the rains have caused millions of dollars worth of damage, and they say clean-up could take months.

Hundreds of people in the region are still displaced after their homes were deemed unsafe, often because of the rain soaked hills they rest on.

Mudslides continue to threaten dozens of homes and buildings.

The rain stopped late Wednesday, after six days of near record downpours.

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