Not much to say here, except that this all reminds me of a catchy song from 1972:
“It never rains in California, but girl, don’t they warn ya
It pours, man, it pours”

Broken water main floods UCLA campus, forces rescue of drivers, pedestrians

A 93-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon, sending a geyser of water spewing 30 feet in the air and flooding parking structures and buildings on the UCLA campus, including the school’s famed basketball arena, Pauley Pavilion.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power General Manager Jim McDaniel said that the 30-inch pipe was shut off at approximately 7 p.m. local time Tuesday, three-and-a-half hours after it burst. McDaniel estimated that between eight and ten million gallons of water had been released, adding that the city of Los Angeles uses an estimated 55 million gallons each day. LADWP spokeswoman Michele Vargas had earlier estimated that the pipe carries an estimated 75,000 gallons of water per minute when functioning.

There were no reports of injuries or people being trapped by the water, though city fire officials did say that three stranded motorists were safely removed from the area. Firefighters, some using inflatable boats, have saved at least five people who were stranded in underground parking structures.