Monday, January 29, 2018

Deadly debris flows in the SW U.S. fueled by drought, wildfire, and rain

On January 24, the LA Times reported that residents in the Montecito, California, area received conflicting information regarding evacuation zones prior to the worst post-fire floods and debris flows (often called mudflows) in recent California history. This is troubling news, as 21 people perished in these flows with two still missing, 65 homes were destroyed and another 462 were damaged.

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Image courtesy of ABC-15.

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