Rain soaks rich in Beverly Hills

  Jonathan Lovitt ;Carl Weiser


  USA Today


  Page 01A

  (Copyright 1993)


  LOS ANGELES - Rain sent Beverly Hills residents scurrying to the tops of their

  cars and turned tony Wilshire Boulevard into a river Monday.


  Joe DeCarlo's new Lexus was submerged: ``It only had 1,134 miles on it. It's



  Light sprinkles are expected today, but nothing like the 2.3 inches of rain that



  - Mudslides blocking parts of three major freeways.


  - Furniture floating in apartment lobbies.


  But officials still insist a 5-year drought continues.


  The rain ``didn't fall in the right place,'' says Dean Thompson of the California

  Drought Information Center.