There's a really good reason that Los Angeles firefighters are trained in swiftwater rescue.
It's called the Los Angeles River. Often a dribble--when it flows, it flows.
Luckily, lives were at not at stake Saturday, when the work site in the riverbed near the Fletcher Driver bridge in Silver Lake pretty much washed away.
The normally dry channel swelled, really quickly and, presumably, unexpectedly.
Check out some of the damage in the above video.
First the Eastsider reported that several pick up trucks had to flee the area just north of the bridge before 1 p.m.--one of them unsuccessfully--when construction barriers started to break.
We stopped by around 4 p.m. to see no trace of the barrier, just gear stranded in the river-- a genenerator, as well as several tractors.
Post your own photos of the wayward water, which could cause more mischief Saturday night with the rain expected to continue.