Tuesday, January 9, 2018

freeway closed for two days due to flooding and 32 deaths from mud flows. Aftermath of THOMAS FIRE

freeway closed for two days at Rincon Rd and Hwy 33 North, due to flooding and 3 deaths from mud flows. 

Warned this was coming from the  fires, and was part of the reason they made sure ALL vegetation was burned away. One way or another, the people are being pushed out of their homes in the country.

We received 3 inches a rain since 9pm last night.

Santa Barbara and Ventura counties:

Evacuations: Residents in burn zones in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties were ordered to leave.
The 101 Freeway was shut down in both directions in the Thomas fire burn area as of 5 a.m. due to flooding and debris flow, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Route 33 has also been closed between Fairview and Rose Valley roads north of Ojai, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.
Santa Barbara County fire officials has rescued several people trapped in debris flows on Hot Springs Road in Montecito

Los Angeles County:
Evacuations: Residents in Kagel Canyon, Lopez Canyon, Little Tujunga and an area of Duarte were ordered to evacuate. In Corona and Burbank burn areas, residents were put on notice that they may have to leave if conditions worsened.

A multi-vehicle crash forced a shutdown early Tuesday of the northbound 5 Freeway near Griffith Park. One person was killed.

A mudslide caused officials to close Topanga Canyon near the Pacific Coast Highway early Monday.
Burbank Boulevard near the 405 Freeway and at the intersection of Hayvenhurst Avenue is closed.
Flooding in La Conchita also caused sections of the 101 to be closed, authorities said.