Evacuations Ordered for Southern California Burned Areas

Posted by on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

First it was relentless wildfires in Southern California, now residents in the same areas are being evacuated once again for the opposite reason.

Heavy rainfall is expected to trigger mudslides in Southern California, the same area that saw massive wildfires.

Some residents in Los Angeles County were to leave their homes by 7:00 p.m. local time Monday.

The heavy rain will bring a threat of flash flooding and debris flow.

This could affect parts of the 91 and 241 Freeways. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.

Move away from recently burned areas. Life-threatening flooding of creeks, roads and normally dry arroyos is likely. The heavy rains will likely trigger rockslides, mudslides and debris flows in steep terrain, especially in and around these areas.

The Team

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