PHOTOS: In the wake of the atmospheric river

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Heavy rains and high winds battered Monterey County for much of the week. Here’s a look at some of the images photojournalist David Royal captured of the damage.

  • Mud and debris cover the front yard of a home on River Road in Rural Salinas on Thursday January 28, 2021. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

  • A rooster searches a farm field covered in mud and other debris along River Road in Rural Salinas on Thursday January 28, 2021. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

  • Agricultural worker Francisco Sanchez shoots photos of the flooded farm field he farms along River Road in Rural Salinas on Thursday January 28, 2021. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

  • A truck drives through a flooded section of Laguna Road near River Road in Rural Salinas on Thursday January 28, 2021. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

  • Agricultural workers Manuel De Leon, left and Jose Guadalupe Lara Lopez look at a farm that was covered with mud on River Road near Limekiln Road in Rural Salinas on Thursday January 28, 2021. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

  • A flooded farm field along River Road in Rural Salinas on Thursday January 28, 2021. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

  • Fremont Firefighter Donovan Kiel opens a drainage channel where mud and debris flooded through a farm field and across River Road in Rural Salinas on Thursday January 28, 2021. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

  • Chris Young squeegees water access from the kitchen of his father’s home as residents clean up flooding along the edge of the Carmel River Lagoon in Carmel on Friday. A line of debris showing how high the water got on Thursday is visible on the wall. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

  • Annalisa Deerling and her husband Paul clean up debris on Carmelo Street in front of their home that flooded as residents clean up flooding along the edge of the Carmel River Lagoon in Carmel on Friday. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

  • Water flows out of the mouth of the Carmel River as residents clean up flooding along the edge of the Carmel River Lagoon in Carmel on Friday January 29, 2021. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

  • Tim Ruwe walks through the flooded dining room of his father-in-law’s home as residents clean up flooding along the edge of the Carmel River Lagoon in Carmel on Friday January 29, 2021. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

  • Annalisa Deerling and her husband Paul clean up debris on Carmelo Street in front of their home that flooded as residents clean up flooding along the edge of the Carmel River Lagoon in Carmel on Friday January 29, 2021. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

  • A sign is attached to the door of a home near the Carmel River Lagoon as residents clean up flooding in Carmel on Friday January 29, 2021. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

  • Workers clear a clogged drainage culvert on Pine Canyon Road and Live Oaks Way in Rural Salinas on Thursday January 28, 2021. The clog sent a river of water down Pine Canyon Road. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

  • Agricultural workers Manuel De Leon, left and Jose Guadalupe Lara Lopez walk by a tractor that was washed across River Road near Limekiln Road in Rural Salinas on Thursday January 28, 2021. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

  • PG&E foreman Chad St Clair speaks with crews before repairing a power line that was knocked down by trees storm along Highway 1 at the top of Carmel Hill on January 27, 2021. (David Royal/ Monterey Herald Correspondent)

Contributed by local news sources

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