It's raining again in waterlogged northern California, raising the threat of more floods.
At least 12 people have died in storms that have battered the state for nearly a week.
Having just recovered from flooding in January, residents of California are having to contend with another five-day spate of heavy rains and more landslides.
At least 12 people have died during the five days of flooding and thousands have had to be evacuated.
Rescue crews and Californians are still hard at work trying to clear out the debris from yet another natural disaster.
This is the first water level right here, from the flood in January. Then the other night, Friday, it came up this high. We just had the carpet redone, floors, everything.
SUPERCAPTION: Mary Garrett, Santa Barbara resident
Thousands of people have had to abandon their homes.
Those who have stayed behind are facing the misery of trying to fix what the local government had promised it would do the last time floods hit the area.
The city said they would come and move all that stuff. They never came and moved it.
SUPERCAPTION: Mary Garrett, Santa Barbara Resident
Despite the heavy destruction, crews are managing to make good headway in clearing up efforts.
We've had some slippage of the pop-outs, but that's been going on for the last couple days, so it's looking pretty good.
SUPERCAPTION: Arve Wells, Ventura County Sheriff's Lieutenant
This year's storms have already cost the state nearly 2 (b) billion dollars. The California government has hardly had a chance to recover from the fires, earthquakes and mud slides earlier this year.
President Clinton has declared a number of counties disaster zones which opens the way for federal funds.
Many residents are trying to do their best to help, but some believe it is time for those living in hazardous areas to move.
(Do you think that's pretty much inevitable that some of those homes are going to have to go?)
Oh, yeah. It's just pretty much to cover their own butts as you might say. They can't leave them there because if they leave right now, then the mountain comes down and they're going to blame the county for letting them stay there.
SUPERCAPTION: Don Watton, La Conchita Resident
The forecast for California calls for dry weather for Tuesday, giving everyone hope that it will be a long time before nature's vengeance strikes again.