Mudslides offer a preview of what could be a wet winter in Southern California
The storm that pelted Southern California on Thursday flooded roadways, triggered mud and debris flows in the burn areas of Malibu and dumped several inches of snow on mountain passes, shutting down the 5 Freeway through the Grapevine for much of the day. … Since the start of the water year on Oct. 1, downtown Los Angeles has received more than 4 inches of rain — more than the average amount of precipitation for this time of year and significantly more than last year, when about 1/10 of an inch of rain fell.
- Associated Press: Storm brings flood fears to Southern California burn areas
- The San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego’s wildfire danger plunges after back-to-back storms
- Los Angeles Times: The fire-and-flood cycle returns with a vengeance in Los Angeles with fierce rain and mudslides