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California storm forces flood rescues but spares Montecito

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A powerful storm in California that swelled rivers, flooded streets and triggered water rescues throughout the state is on its last gasp.

The three-day storm spared communities a repeat of the deadly debris flows following a deluge earlier this year.

But it did dump record rainfall in some parts and unleashed flooding that led to dramatic rescues from Los Angeles in Southern California all the way to Folsom, some 400 miles (645 kilometers) to the north.

This drone photo from video provided by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services shows firefighters from the Folsom, Calif., Fire Department rescuing a motorist whose car became stuck as a flash flood washed over a road near Folsom Thursday, March 22, 2018. A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, swelling rivers, flooding streets and causing some mud and rock slides but, so far, sparing communities a repeat of the disastrous debris flows that hit during a downpour early this year. (Kelly B. Huston/California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services via AP)

In San Luis Obispo County in central California, rescuers reported pulling 10 people from the Salinas River on Thursday.

All remaining flood warnings and watches were set to expire overnight Friday.

This photo from video provided by KSBY-TV shows a helmeted rescuer swimming with a man he is bringing out of the muddy, rain-swollen Salinas River in Paso Robles on California's Central Coast Thursday, March 22, 2018. As of noon on Thursday, Paso Robles Fire Chief Jonathan Stornetta said five people had been rescued from the river, with two people taken to a hospital for treatment. A strong Pacific storm dropped record-breaking rain on a swath of California evacuated by thousands of people over threats of debris flows and mudslides from wildfire burn areas. (KSBY-TV via AP)

This photo from video provided by KSBY-TV shows a helmeted rescuer swimming with a man he is bringing out of the muddy, rain-swollen Salinas River in Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast Thursday, March 22, 2018. As of noon on Thursday, Paso Robles Fire Chief Jonathan Stornetta said five people had been rescued from the river, with two people taken to a hospital for treatment. A strong Pacific storm dropped record-breaking rain on a swath of California evacuated by thousands of people over threats of debris flows and mudslides from wildfire burn areas. (KSBY-TV via AP)

Debris from the January 9 mudslide sits on the side of the Montecito Creek as it flows Thursday March 22, 2018.  A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires.
(AP Photo/Daniel Dreifuss)

Debris from the January 9 mudslide sits on the side of the Montecito Creek as it flows Thursday March 22, 2018. A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires. (AP Photo/Daniel Dreifuss)

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Jeff Farmer walks across the East Valley Road bridge after checking the Montecito Creek to make sure it is flowing correctly Thursday March 22, 2018.  A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires.
(AP Photo/Daniel Dreifuss)

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Jeff Farmer walks across the East Valley Road bridge after checking the Montecito Creek to make sure it is flowing correctly Thursday March 22, 2018. A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires. (AP Photo/Daniel Dreifuss)

This photo from video provided by KSBY-TV shows rescuers bringing a man out of the muddy, rain-swollen Salinas River in Paso Robles on California's Central Coast Thursday, March 22, 2018. As of noon on Thursday, Paso Robles Fire Chief Jonathan Stornetta said five people had been rescued from the river, with two people taken to a hospital for treatment. A strong Pacific storm dropped record-breaking rain on a swath of California evacuated by thousands of people over threats of debris flows and mudslides from wildfire burn areas. (KSBY-TV via AP)

This photo from video provided by KSBY-TV shows rescuers bringing a man out of the muddy, rain-swollen Salinas River in Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast Thursday, March 22, 2018. As of noon on Thursday, Paso Robles Fire Chief Jonathan Stornetta said five people had been rescued from the river, with two people taken to a hospital for treatment. A strong Pacific storm dropped record-breaking rain on a swath of California evacuated by thousands of people over threats of debris flows and mudslides from wildfire burn areas. (KSBY-TV via AP)

Rain causes a hillside to collapse along La Tuna Canyon Road in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 22, 2018, where mandatory evacuation orders had already been in place amid moderate to heavy rain in the recent burn area. A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Rain causes a hillside to collapse along La Tuna Canyon Road in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 22, 2018, where mandatory evacuation orders had already been in place amid moderate to heavy rain in the recent burn area. A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows an excavator clearing boulders and debris from San Ysidro Basin in Montecito, Calif., Thursday, March 22, 2018 following heavy rains. Scars from the deadly Jan. 9 debris flow are still visible surrounding the basin and creek. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows an excavator clearing boulders and debris from San Ysidro Basin in Montecito, Calif., Thursday, March 22, 2018 following heavy rains. Scars from the deadly Jan. 9 debris flow are still visible surrounding the basin and creek. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Jeff Farmer checks the Montecito Creek to make sure it is flowing correctly Thursday March 22, 2018. A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires.
(AP Photo/Daniel Dreifuss)

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Jeff Farmer checks the Montecito Creek to make sure it is flowing correctly Thursday March 22, 2018. A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires. (AP Photo/Daniel Dreifuss)

Firefighters close off an area of a mud slide caused by heavy rain along La Tuna Canyon Road in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 22, 2018, where mandatory evacuation orders had been in place amid moderate to heavy rain in the recent burn area. A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Firefighters close off an area of a mud slide caused by heavy rain along La Tuna Canyon Road in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 22, 2018, where mandatory evacuation orders had been in place amid moderate to heavy rain in the recent burn area. A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

In this photo provided by Northstar California, a resort employee clears a path covered in snow at the top of Zephyr Express Chairlift Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Truckee, Calif. A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires. (Northstar California via AP)

In this photo provided by Northstar California, a resort employee clears a path covered in snow at the top of Zephyr Express Chairlift Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Truckee, Calif. A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires. (Northstar California via AP)

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