WATCH: Fierce winter storms batter Santa Cruz County. See the devastation in videos.

Emergency crews inspect damaged on Beach Drive in Aptos, cause by huge ocean swells on Thursday morning.
(Kevin Painchaud/Lookout Santa Cruz)

Lookout photojournalist Kevin Painchaud spend the past week crisscrossing Santa Cruz County, capturing video of the winter storms. See some of the highlights below.

Lookout photojournalist Kevin Painchaud spend the past week crisscrossing Santa Cruz County, capturing video of the winter storms. See the highlights below:

And see a gallery of Kevin’s storm photos here.

Soquel Creek Raging

Soquel Creek raged after New Year’s Eve weekend due to heavy rains, causing severe damage to both residential homes and businesses. (Video contributed by Anton Ganeshalingam.)

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Soquel Creek Raging

Soquel Fire Department floods

The heavy rains caused flooding and damage to business and homes in Soquel over the News Years weekend. The Soquel fire department even received flooding into its firehouse. (Video contributed by Anton Ganeshalingam.)

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Soquel Fire Department getting flooded

Rio Del Mar flooded by huge swells

High tides and huge swells overwhelmed Rio Del Mar beach and flooded the flats in the area on Thursday.

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Rio Del Mar getting flooded by high tide and huge swells.

Flooding on the streets of Rio Del Mar

High tides and huge swells overwhelmed Rio Del Mar beach and flooded the flats in the area on Thursday.

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Rio Del Mar gets flooded

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Flooded streets of Rio Del Mar

Drone footage of the damage to the Capitola Wharf

High tides and huge swells destroyed large sections of the Capitola Wharf.

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Drone footage of the damage to the Capitola Wharf.

Heavy damage to the Seacliff State Beach Pier

The battered Seacliff State Beach Pier. Recorded on Thursday January 5, 2023.

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Heavy damage done to the Seacliff State Beach Pier

Lookout photographer Kevin Painchaud has travelled across the county to chronicle the winter storms that hit Santa Cruz...

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