CA mudslides threaten homes

On the first rainy Christmas Day in Los Angeles in 20 years, mudslides threatened homes, overtook camping areas, and forced evacuations.

BY SUSAN KIM | LOS ANGELES | December 25, 2003


On the first rainy Christmas Day in Los Angeles in 20 years, mudslides threatened homes, overtook camping areas, and forced evacuations.

Fifteen people were trapped under a mudslide at their camp in Waterman Canyon, just north of San Bernardino. Residents along Lytle Creek were ordered to evacuate. Residential damage was reported in Devore, a suburb of San Bernardino.

Heavy rains triggered flooding and mudslides, particularly in areas hit by wildfires earlier this season.

The storms began Wednesday evening, and the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for southwestern San Bernardino County.

More than 3.5 inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours.


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