Stormy, Stormy Day: Rock Slides, Mud Flows, Hillside Movement, Flash Flood Warnings & More...
So far, the threat of major mudslides remains just that. No large-scale evacuations have been ordered or mudslides have occurred. However, there have been some incidents here and there. Topanga Canyon Road, some five miles up from the coast, was shut down this morning due to a small rock slide, the Daily News reported. Sharp rocks flattened the tires of several cars. At 11 a.m., the road reopened.
In the Hollywood Heights area, a caller to the Los Angeles Fire Department reported that the "hillside shifted" on La Presa Drive. Upon arrival, firefighters noted soil movement and alerted Department of Building and Safety inspectors who reported to the scene. It is unknown at this time if any homes were red tagged or not.
Up in Sylmar, a homeowner experiencing a rush of muddy water from a neighboring construction sight called firefighters for assistance. Together, they all diverted water with sandbags. The Fire department declared no formal evacuations for the home on the 13000 block of Cranston Avenue.
Fire Department teams are pre-deployed around the city today just in case situations surface. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for valley areas. Some neighborhoods may experience 20 to 30 mile per hour winds with gusts up 50 mph winds. Snow above 6,000 feet is expected to reach 8 to 18 inches. A flash flood warning, which goes into effect at 3 p.m., has also been issued to recent burn areas.