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Photos: California’s wildfires make way for destructive mudslides


After the fires, the rain. Southern California has been drenched in torrential showers for several days and the deluge has hit areas recently scarred by the largest wildfire in state history. 

Los Angeles’ National Weather Service office reports rainfall of over six inches fell in just three days for areas in Ventura and LA county, with ten other regions receiving over 4 inches. For context, these amounts are equal to or higher than the typical rain these areas would typically receive in all of January.

The resulting mud flows have been described by one sheriff in Santa Barbara County as similar to “a World War I battlefield”, with “a carpet of mud and debris everywhere.”  Read more…

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