Flooding in the San Fernando Valley (1950s - 1960s)

(1952)* - View looking north of a flooded intersection at Van Nuys Blvd and Oxnard Street where the tracks are. A stop sign sits in the center median of Van Nuys. Serbers Market is at the northeast corner in the center of the photo. The spire of Van Nuys City Hall can be seen in the background just behind the market  





(1952)^ – View showing stuck cars as water rages down Tyrone Avenue near Sylvan Street.  





(ca. 1952)^ - View of a flooded Ventura Boulevard at Woodman Avenue. The Cherry House Restaurant is seen on the southeast corner.  





(1952)^ - Heavy rain caused flooding at the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Woodman Avenue.  A Signal Gas Station is on the northeast corner.  






(1952)^.^ – View looking north on Van Nuys Boulevard showing flooded street and sidewalk.  






(1952)^ - High water, looking south on the 6200 block of Van Nuys Boulevard. Pep Boys and The Rivoli Theatre can be seen in the background.      





(1962)* - View of flood at the northeast corner of Vanowen Street and Louise Avenue, in Van Nuys (now Lake Balboa). The photo caption reads, "Automobile splashes through deep water in a West Valley intersection. Heavy rains meant stalled cars, no school, wet pedestrians and cleaning bills."  Valley Times photo, dated 2/9/1962.  





(1962)* -  Photograph caption dated February 19, 1962 reads, "Motorists splash through flooded North Hollywood intersection - Corner of Victory and Laurel Canyon boulevards was awash."  - Valley Times  





(1965)^ - Surf's Up for John Wilson at the intersection of Burbank Blvd and Coldwater Canyon Ave.  



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