Many, like Chloë Grace Moretz, posted screenshots of flash flood warnings. Some, like John Mayer, chose to wax poetic, taking to Twitter to describe the storm as "whodunit mystery rain."
While it's tempting to dismiss these social media postings as the overdramatic declarations of pampered celebrities — or pampered Californians, who remain blissfully unaccustomed to the rain and snow that can plague the rest of the country this time of year — it turns out that this time, the weather warranted the reaction.
The torrential rain led to a 20-foot sinkhole opening up off Laurel Canyon Boulevard in the Studio City area of Los Angeles last night, reports the LA Times. The sinkhole swallowed two cars hole. One fell upside down into the rushing water, leaving its occupant, a 48-year-old woman, standing on the car roof about 10 feet below street level when firefighters arrived to rescue her. The driver of the other car luckily escaped his vehicle uninjured before it fell into the surprise abyss.