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CA: Officials: Threat Of Mudslides Still Looms ( Last storm lingers over Los Angeles yet)
CBS2 ^ | Jan 22, 2010 7:46 am US/Pacific | CBS

Posted on 01/22/2010 8:52:22 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (CBS) ―

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Storm-battered Southern California is beginning to dry out after a wild week of storms that flooded streets, spawned at least a few tornados, and left a trail of damage, but mudslides could still be a concern, but with predictions for more showers Friday, the supersaturated ground threatened to send damaging debris downhill.

Officials have said the risk of mudslides can last up to 72hours after the rains have stopped.

Hundreds of evacuees forced from homes in foothill communities are expected to learn sometime Friday whether it's safe for them to return home.

Authorities said an extensive flood-control system was working, but many of the basins designed to catch debris-laden runoff from fire-scarred mountains were full and evacuations remained necessary.

They insisted that residents of endangered homes should obey evacuation orders.

"It's not safe to say that we're out of the clear just yet," Gail Farber, the Los Angeles County Public Works director.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs2.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: losangeles; mudslides; socal; stormwatch; weather
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1 posted on 01/22/2010 8:52:22 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: kellynla; Brad's Gramma; pollywog; A CA Guy; BurbankKarl; lainie; bd476; ErnBatavia; ...

Still see some small outbursts of showers this morning here.


2 posted on 01/22/2010 8:54:27 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Does anyone know how much this latest deluge has done to ease the drought in California? I know it’s been a long drought - some three years or more - but a HUGE amount of rain has fallen in the last week.


3 posted on 01/22/2010 8:58:44 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Great...that means it’s not over for us Zonies either...Love getting a years worth of rain in 48 hours!


4 posted on 01/22/2010 8:58:45 AM PST by hope
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Just now seeing some sunshine; it rained pretty much all night until around 6:30. Since Monday afternoon we’re somewhere near 4 inches total...pretty phenomenal for this area.


5 posted on 01/22/2010 9:00:05 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: OldDeckHand
I am sure we will start hearing about that before too long.

I'll watch as I am sure others will also.

6 posted on 01/22/2010 9:03:47 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: OldDeckHand

It’s a lot better than it was a week ago but we still got a ways to go..

Drought Monitor
http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html


7 posted on 01/22/2010 9:03:54 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

8 posted on 01/22/2010 9:04:52 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: hope
Phoenix Local Radar
9 posted on 01/22/2010 9:06:12 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Acting Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Francisco and Siskiyou counties because of the statewide storm impacts.

Becuz we have no Lt Gub,, AG Brown is acting Gubby while aRnie grovels for dollars in DC.


10 posted on 01/22/2010 9:06:27 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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oops..

here is where above post re: Brown comes from

State Of Emergency In 5 Calif. Counties
4th Winter Storm, Tornadoes Batter State; Several Deaths Attributed To Violent Weather As Mudslide Fears Grow
http://cbs5.com/local/socal.mudslides.evacuations.2.1442596.html


11 posted on 01/22/2010 9:07:34 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: ErnBatavia
Wow...4"...

Isn't that close to a years worth normally?

12 posted on 01/22/2010 9:07:52 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Hope all you CaliFReepers are staying safe.

The story said "acting Gov. Jerry Brown."
Where is Arnold?

Current Conditions

13 posted on 01/22/2010 9:08:09 AM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: NormsRevenge; ErnBatavia; OldDeckHand; hope
Oh good stuff here...:

Western Regional Climate Center

14 posted on 01/22/2010 9:11:37 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: OldDeckHand
Much data here:

S N O W - P R E C I P I T A T I O N U P D A T E

Based on Mountain Data from NRCS SNOTEL Sites As of FRIDAY: JANUARY 22 , 2010

15 posted on 01/22/2010 9:14:10 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: smokingfrog
Where is Arnold?

Well,...the smart answere...is

Who cares?

But I don't know,...maybe out looking for Money....LOL!

16 posted on 01/22/2010 9:18:18 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This looks good....GOES West IR View:

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17 posted on 01/22/2010 9:21:20 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: OldDeckHand

I heard that the Sierra snowpack is at 96% of normal. That’s very good news.


18 posted on 01/22/2010 9:25:06 AM PST by EggsAckley (.)
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To: ErnBatavia; NormsRevenge; OldDeckHand
From the article:

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By late afternoon the storm had added as much as 3.2 inches of rain to the 5 to 6 inches that fell earlier in the week across the mountains of Los Angeles County.

Unstable conditions after the storm brought hail, thunder and lightning throughout the night.

19 posted on 01/22/2010 9:25:42 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: OldDeckHand

Here’s what the Mercury News says about drought levels:

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_14242470?source=most_viewed

It looks like N. California still needs more rain.

They are saying 2 or 3 more weeks of rain are needed.


20 posted on 01/22/2010 9:25:50 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: EggsAckley

See #15 for much detail.


21 posted on 01/22/2010 9:26:38 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: ErnBatavia

Got about 10 to 12 inches here in the Santa Cruz mountains.


22 posted on 01/22/2010 9:28:00 AM PST by EggsAckley (.)
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To: luckystarmom
Closing statement...

"The fact that this is an El Niño system is encouraging," she said. "You see a conveyor belt of storms.

So if we could get more storms like this with breaks in between that would be great."

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I am not sure we want that down here....Snow in the Sierra's is the way to go....

23 posted on 01/22/2010 9:35:51 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Snow in the Sierra’s is the way to go....

Yup,, seeing as our industrious elected officials have refused to build new storage infrastructure (aka dams and reservoirs) and squandered billions on nothing lasting


24 posted on 01/22/2010 9:41:11 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
of course..

Schwarzenegger flies into Washington to plead for federal dollars for California

25 posted on 01/22/2010 9:42:38 AM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: EggsAckley

about 5 inches here on the edge of the N. San Josie foothills


26 posted on 01/22/2010 9:43:19 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge; Ernest_at_the_Beach
Anyone can have a flood but not everyone can have a earthquake >:((

Rain is Good

27 posted on 01/22/2010 9:49:44 AM PST by tubebender (Freeploaders = The illegal aliens on Free Republic)
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To: tubebender
Noq that is unfair to drop that link on us Semi Desert dwellers.

Makes me remember the great fishing in the High Unitas after the July snows finally left.

Much smaller stuff of course.

28 posted on 01/22/2010 9:55:53 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: All
Mostly the same story but different Headline:

California enters 5th day straight of rain

29 posted on 01/22/2010 9:59:55 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: tubebender
Now that is unfair ...

spell check is a pain but maybe I should have used it.

30 posted on 01/22/2010 10:01:51 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Unitas:


Big Meadows campsite; Rock Creek Ridge in the distance. - MLW - High Uintas Wilderness, Utah

31 posted on 01/22/2010 10:04:11 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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From the OC Register:

Expect more rain, wind, waves today

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Published: Jan. 22, 2010

Updated: 9:59 a.m.

The last in a series of wild winter storms was clearing out of Orange County today, but not without taking a soggy parting shot that soaked roads and raised again the threat of flooding.

Forecasters expect showers to continue through the afternoon and said isolated thunderstorms could still dump heavy rain in places. The National Weather service warned that high surf – with breakers topping 20 feet – could damage piers and flood coastal areas, especially around Seal Beach, Huntington Beach and Capistrano Beach.

Article Tab : The weather breaks for traffic on the southbound 261 in Irvine heading toward Newport Beach, Friday morning, Jan 22.
The weather breaks for traffic on the southbound 261 in Irvine heading toward Newport Beach, Friday morning, Jan 22.

32 posted on 01/22/2010 10:08:00 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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EXCERPT:

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On Thursday, rescuers spent hours searching the fast-rushing Santa Ana River before determining that a report of a teenager missing in the water was bogus.

That report came from a man whom rescue crews helped from the edge of the river on Thursday afternoon. He initially passed himself off as a teenager and told his rescuers that his 14-year-old friend had been washed away, Orange Fire Capt. Ed Engler said.

33 posted on 01/22/2010 10:09:21 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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EXCERPT:

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It expects mostly sunny skies on Sunday and Monday before the next wave of potentially rainy weather moves in Monday night.

I thought all of next week was going to be clear....

34 posted on 01/22/2010 10:11:37 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
From the OC Register:


A tree that had fallen and crushed a camper during high winds in Tuesday's storm, sits parked at Doheny State Park in Dana Point, Wednesday morning.

MARK RIGHTMIRE, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

35 posted on 01/22/2010 10:13:39 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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Adam Klempke tests the winds with his umbrella on the Seal Beach pier Wednesday.
MICHAEL GOULDING, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
36 posted on 01/22/2010 10:14:57 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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Huntington Beach resident Brandon Tipton gets tubed in a wave at Seal Beach Thursday morning.
MICHAEL GOULDING, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
37 posted on 01/22/2010 10:16:15 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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People stand on the beach as the storm moves past Seal Beach Thursday afternoon.
MICHAEL GOULDING, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
38 posted on 01/22/2010 10:18:14 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: All
More :

Top Photos

39 posted on 01/22/2010 10:19:50 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: ErnBatavia; NormsRevenge; tubebender; A CA Guy; lainie
Check this one out:


Orange County freeways were inundated by a torrential rain that made driving treacherous Tuesday
H. LORREN AU JR., THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

I don't see any road....LOL!

40 posted on 01/22/2010 10:24:15 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The first storm has hit southwest Colorado. They’re getting about three feet of snow in Durango. Looks like if anything just flurries up here. That’s OK. They need the moisture more.


41 posted on 01/22/2010 10:26:17 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: All; EggsAckley
From marketwatch and Fox...Video :

Storms Buffett California

Near Santa Cruz...up North.

42 posted on 01/22/2010 10:42:55 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: colorado tanker
City Alerts

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UPDATE 01/22/2010, 10:00 AM


43 posted on 01/22/2010 10:47:08 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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44 posted on 01/22/2010 10:48:12 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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Another downpour is hitting here.

No sunshine down here yet....

I want out of the leanto....UGH!

45 posted on 01/22/2010 11:10:19 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: OldDeckHand

They will say we are still in a drought! They are nuts!We have had at LEAST 10 inches here probably more!It has rained steadily all day here....


46 posted on 01/22/2010 12:05:42 PM PST by pollywog (Romans 8:28)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for the links! Hope they rescue that dog in the L.A. River!


47 posted on 01/22/2010 12:26:16 PM PST by hope
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To: pollywog
They will say we are still in a drought! They are nuts!

I agree. It's so they can tell us when and how much water we can use. Other reports say we have already had more rainfall these 3 storms than recent previous entire seasons.

48 posted on 01/22/2010 12:31:45 PM PST by La Enchiladita (It's morning in Massachusetts: the Spirit of '76 has preserved Liberty, thanks be to God.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That looks like Phoenix yesterday...it’s been on and off today...had a toranado touch down in Scottsdale Desert Ridge area last eve. Barret-Jackson had damage to classic cars..their huge tents and poles blew onto the 101 freeway.. I’m sure if you are still getting it..it’s on it’s way to me...again.


49 posted on 01/22/2010 12:33:22 PM PST by hope
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“As of January 22, 2010 at 10 AM, the Unified Incident Command has lifted some of the evacuation orders. Please click on the address list for your community to determine if you can return to your home.”

http://dpw.lacounty.gov/care/

More comprehensive info at the above site.

Tajgirvan: I saw and appreciated your comments yesterday, just as you know couldn’t get on forum all afternoon.

Dark clouds, nippy air and scattered showers in West L.A. area today.


50 posted on 01/22/2010 12:34:40 PM PST by La Enchiladita (It's morning in Massachusetts: the Spirit of '76 has preserved Liberty, thanks be to God.)
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