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How's it Flowin'? Hillsides Holding Up...For Now

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So far so good for the rain-soaked hillsides in the Station Fire burn areas, where worries of mudslides and debris flow have had residents and officials on alert since the storm moved into the area on the weekend. "The hillsides in the burn areas are holding" as of now, reports ABC7, "but the worst rain is expected to come in the evening, and mudslides and flooding are still a very real threat."

In La Cañada-Flintridge there has been no reported slide activity, however in Glendale there was one mudslide that authorities are saying "was nothing major."

Monday in Los Angeles County brought news of record-setting rainfall totals, while yesterday the rains fell more heavily than they had the previous days. Residents in foothill communities are keeping a close watch on their hillsides, and contending with road closures initiated this weekend by LA County, "including Angeles Forest Highway, Big Tujunga Canyon Road and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road." Should evacuations be ordered, at least two local facilities are at the ready to accept displaced residents.