Cindy Crawford uses a Ziploc bag to shield her hair from California rain

Cindy Crawford uses a Ziploc bag to protect her hair as she sits in a jacuzzi – as Los Angeles collectively loses its mind over the deluge it has seen over the past few days

  • Parts of typically dry California experienced severe flooding in the last week
  • Cindy Crawford resorted to using a Ziploc bag as a hat to keep her hair dry 
  • Ellen DeGeneres shared a video of a creek overflowing near to her house 

As the West Coast came under a bombardment of torrential rain this week, overwhelmed Californians have been going to bizarre extremes to adapt to their new waterlogged surroundings. 

While some suffered severe flooding and the total destruction of their cars and homes, celebrity Cindy Crawford expressed concern her hair might get wet as she enjoyed an outdoor jacuzzi in Malibu. 

Braving the weather, Crawford posted a photo to Instagram that showed her donning a transparent Ziploc bag on her head to shield her hair from the rain.

‘When it’s raining in Malibu but you still want to take a jacuzzi without getting your hair wet! Thanks @ziploc,’ she said.

Crawford posted a photo to Instagram that showed her donning a transparent Ziploc bag on her head to shield her hair from the rain

Crawford posted a photo to Instagram that showed her donning a transparent Ziploc bag on her head to shield her hair from the rain

As Crawford shielded her hair with a bag, others in the state made the most of the copious water. Oakland residents towed each other on an inflatable donut through the flooded streets. 

For some in California the adverse weather has had more serious implications. Rains that descended upon Los Angeles have already killed around 15 people across the state and required the evacuation of around 50,000 people from their homes.

On Monday Ellen DeGeneres shared a dramatic scene on her Twitter page, showing murky, fast-moving rain water barreling through a creek in Montecito.

DeGeneres captured the treacherous scenes on video and noted that the creek next to her home in Santa Barbara County usually never floods.

‘The creek next to our home never floods, never,’ she said. ‘It’s probably about 9 feet up.’

She went on to blame the extraordinary conditions on climate change. ‘We need to be nicer to Mother Nature, because Mother Nature’s not happy with us,’ she added.

The entire area of Montecito, home to people like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as well as Oprah Winfrey, was ordered to evacuate on Monday afternoon ahead of the powerful storm.

One person on Reddit joked that lowrider cars with comically high ground clearance, popular across the West Coast but particularly in LA, were suited to the water levels.

Despite the deluge, some Californians made light of their state being battered by the adverse weather.

Another person suggested that Californians rarely know how to react to rain. Since the state often deals with drought and wildfires, the rain could be seen as a welcome break.

'Who¿s laughing at my car now?' the picture was captioned by one Reddit user

‘Who’s laughing at my car now?’ the picture was captioned by one Reddit user

Another person suggested that Californians rarely know how to react to rain

Another person suggested that Californians rarely know how to react to rain

In similar scenes to those shared by DeGeneres creeks were totally overwhelmed by water levels

In similar scenes to those shared by DeGeneres creeks were totally overwhelmed by water levels

Many took to social media to share shocking scenes of how extreme the weather had been. In some places roads had caved in causing sinkholes, in others water gushed into houses and down public roads.

Some Californians jested that they should use jet skis to navigate flooded streets.

Other jokes on the internet poked fun at the people of California – suggesting that they were easily overwhelmed by even limited amounts of rain.

One person joked that this year California's famous car meets will have to be replaced with jet ski shows

One person joked that this year California’s famous car meets will have to be replaced with jet ski shows

Even small amounts of rain would be sufficient to instill terror in LA drivers, it was joked

Even small amounts of rain would be sufficient to instill terror in LA drivers, it was joked 

A number of posts online showed damage inflicted on parked cars as the storm took down trees

A number of posts online showed damage inflicted on parked cars as the storm took down trees

Other jokes online leant into the idea that rainfall is a good thing for Californians and that many view it in a positive light since its so rare.

It’s been estimated that California could see as much as 22 trillion gallons of water over the next few days, the Washington Post reported

Unfortunately, on the rare occasion California does see rain, most of it ends up running off into oceans. However, modern technologies are allowing better management and storage of storm water.

Not only does the water counteract the effects of drought, but it also cleans the roads and cities.

It was joked that the copious rain could give grubby Los Angeles a much needed wash, turning it from filthy to spick and span. 

People online joked that the copious water could give grubby Los Angeles a much needed wash

People online joked that the copious water could give grubby Los Angeles a much needed wash

Jokes hinted at the fact Californians view rain in a positive light since for them it is such a rarity

Jokes hinted at the fact Californians view rain in a positive light since for them it is such a rarity 

On Twitter one person mocked Ellen’s comment that Mother Nature was taking its revenge.

Others used it to casually criticize the Governor of California Gavin Newsom and the issues with homelessness that the state has been facing.

On a more serious note, some Twitter users were concerned by the shear amount of rainfall the state has seen in the last week.

Another acknowledged that since rain is so rare, many are ill-equipped to face the elements, forcing them to double up on hoodies.  

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