TV host Mario Lopez was busy assessing damage to his multi-million dollar mansion after the backyard collapsed onto the street below.
The host of TV’s Extra shared snaps and a video showing the gaping hole that has opened up after the hillside slipped following a torrential rainstorm in California.
‘So, this is my yard today after City Public Works worked all night. Street below me is completely blocked,’ he posted on his Instagram and adding the hashtag: ‘CasaLopezIsWounded.’
It was the third rainstorm to hit California in recent days and the unlikely weather system has left a trail of destruction and at least four deaths. Some homes were lashed with up to three feet of water.
But the record rainstorms hitting northern and central California also provided relief to the region after six years of drought.
The storms dramatically boosted the Sierra snowpack — a key source of water for California — to 158 percent of normal, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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‘Casa Lopez Is Wounded’! Mario Lopez showed off the damage the recent heavy rainstorms in Los Angeles have done to his hillside mansion in an Instagram video Friday
Landslide: The hillside below his home collapsed on the street below overnight leaving a pile of mud and debris Friday morning
Northern California and Nevada rivers have also flooded, forcing thousands to flee their homes.
Judging from the images Lopez shared on social media, the ground broke away where a terraced garden area led from the home to street level.
The slide took with it trees and shrubs as well as destroying steps and small lawn areas.
According to listing details the Saved By The Bell star purchased the Mexican-style residence for $1.94million in 2010.
He lives there with wife Courtney Mazza and their two young children.
He lives at the mansion with his wife Courtney Mazza (left and right) and their two young children (right)
Flying over the scene: Mario’s personal disaster soon became public news on local TV news in LA
The way it was: The Saved By The Bell star purchased the Mexican-style residence for $1.94million in 2010
Lots to sort out: The 43-year-old was out inspecting the damage as workers started to try and clear up the debris
Too much water: The slide came after several heavy rainstorms hit LA in the past few days following several years of drought
Lopez is just one of hundreds of residents to be affected by the bad weather.
This week 38 of California’s 58 counties were under a flood watch or warning.
In Guerneville in Sonoma County more than 12 inches of rain have fallen in the last week flooding the Russian River.
Jennifer Larocque, a spokeswoman for Sonoma County’s Transportation and Public Works department said hundreds of Sonoma County residents were displaced as the waters peaked at 37.7feet.
In Sacramento, a tornado hit Wednesday morning, damaging trees and homes but not injuring anyone.
The outlook for the weekend shows the weather improving in California but snow and ice treat over other parts of the country
Forecast: Cold weather and snow is predicted on the East Coast through Saturday
The map above shows where snowfall is forecast over the weekend through to Monday night
Sunday’s forecast shows where rain, ice and snow will likely affect the country
Monday’s forecast shows snow over Denver and Minneapolis with rain affecting a number of states
On Tuesday there are less snow and icy conditions predicted but the rain is still holding strong in many parts of the country
The damage to Lopez’s home came two days after a 9,000-pound concrete foundation slab and a balcony collapsed from underneath a a $700,000 house in the Hollywood Hills.
The slippage forced the closure of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, a windy main road that links the San Fernando Valley with Hollywood, causing a traffic nightmare.
Authorities have red-tagged the property, fearing the whole structure might collapse, and have asked the tenants not to return. They also told neighbors to stay away from their backyards.
Dangerous storm: Authorities shut down Laurel Canyon Boulevard, a busy commuter route in LA, on Wednesday after part of a foundation slab and balcony collapsed onto the road
Red tagged: The Hollywood Hills home was left in danger of collapsing after heavy rain soaked the hillside
The canyon thoroughfare remains shut to traffic and won’t be reopened until Monday at the earliest.
Heavy rains moved to the south of the state causing flood advisories to go into effect for the greater Los Angeles area on Thursday.
More heavy rain is forecast for the middle to end of next week.
The couple living inside the affected home (left) had to evacuate and their neighbors were told to stay away from their backyards as it’s feared the whole home might slide down the hill